platform 5 architects: shoffice (shed + office)
platform 5 architects: shoffice (shed + office) platform 5 architects: shoffice (shed + office)
dec 16, 2012

platform 5 architects: shoffice (shed + office)

‘shoffice’ (shed + office) by platform 5 architects, london, englandphoto by alan williams



shoffice (shed + office) by london-based practice platform 5 architects is a garden pavilion containing a small office along with a storage space.the sculptural object appears to have flowed into the yard and nestled itself at the back of the grounds. situated in the north-west of london, england, the extruded timber elliptical shell curls over itself like a wood shaving to form a small terrace on the lawn.the interior is lined with oak and is fitted with supplies and a cantilevered desk where two skylights bring natural light into the working zone.the lightweight structure is formed with two steel ring beams, timber ribs and a stressed plywood skin which sits on a foundation. the project was mostly prefabricated to reduce the amount of material that needed to be moved through the house during its construction.



extruding timber planksphoto by alan williams



curling form provides a terrace spacephoto by alan williams



situated in a back yardphoto by alan williams



photo by alan williams



coiling framephoto by alan williams



interior office spacephotos by alan williams



view from dining roomphoto by alan williams



axonometric drawing of the structureimage courtesy of platform 5 architects

  • wondering how this non conventional roof building will hold up. I have seen so many of these structures in the last few years and none of them I feel will weather the normal elements. it makes me feel bad that modern designers are so divorced from time and the elements.

    isor says:
  • nice (ish) project, wrong location. round peg in a square hole.

    nicey says:
  • so smart

    daniela vivarelli says:
  • form and function
    less is more… more is less
    well done thank you
    come visit this Vermonter’s web site paedra

    Paedra says:
  • I love it – so hot right now

    Tommy Tinker says:
  • ImpreSSive…….

    despina says:
  • …coolest garden shed/office… then just look at the interior design of the house…the curtains…the chairs…..I’m speechless!!!

    Dr Design says:

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