Studio, Totnes

A lot invented from a little, at all levels

Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard.
Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard. Credit: Joakim Boren

David Sheppard Architects for David Sheppard Architects

Contract value: £150,000

GIA: 96m²

Studio is the town base for  David Sheppard Architects, a modest corner building marked by a signature pivoting timber door invites the visitor in. It works as an art gallery, with small space for rent and an architectural studio for two. 

 
  • Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard.
    Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard. Credit: Joakim Boren
  • Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard.
    Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard. Credit: Joakim Boren
  • Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard.
    Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard. Credit: Joakim Boren
  • Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard.
    Studio, Totnes by David Sheppard. Credit: Joakim Boren
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At the head of an exquisite staircase an equally exquisite circular meeting room balances on a singular beam poised over the entrance – creating order from an irregular triangular plot in the beaux arts tradition.

Clients, once snared, could not fail to be impressed by this architect’s ability to invent a lot from a little, at all levels. Sheppard’s work must be made known to aspiring architects, if only to pass on some of his thoughtfulness.


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