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Garden Buildings, Warmington

Sits perfectly in the landscape

Credit: Justin Paget

Ashworth Parkes Architects for private client

Contract value: £141,373

GIA: 71 m²


Small is beautiful, and beautifully crafted, here. These spaces form an elegant addition to the house that sits perfectly in the landscape, while opening up and exploiting views from the main house to the fields beyond.

The brief asked for the demolition of a garage, a garden store and the remains of an old piggery. In their place, the client asked for a ‘studio building’ with kitchen and bathroom, where they might ‘go away’ for the weekend, plus a garden storage building with room for an office at one end, a carport and a greenhouse.

  • Credit: Justin Paget
  • Credit: Justin Paget
  • Credit: Justin Paget

Four elements make up the scheme and work seamlessly together like a group of agricultural buildings, yet each maintains its own identity through different materials. Large timber shingles, Corten steel, irregular timber slats and metal roofs create a refined rustic appearance that continues through to the minimal but small, beautifully-crafted interiors.

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