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The Rug Room

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Sep 18, 2016 01:09 AM
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by (alex johnson) last modified Sep 12, 2016

  This atmospheric cor-ten steel-clad plywood structure is at the end of a narrow garden looking out onto  the rear of an early Victorian crescent and a secret garden. According to its architect Nic Howett it is where the owner makes rag rugs (as well as relaxes). "Offset from the garden’s end, with entrance doors to one side and rear, the building’s angled, double layer,  plywood structure is sleeved inside cor-ten steel," says Nic. "With a work table that faces the house and lined in shelves full of fabrics and books, all of these elements help brace and support the structure." Developed through drawings and models, the Rug Room was designed so that Nic could also be the contractor. It was made offsite in a joiners workshop before delivery. "A flurry of activity ensued after a delicate manoeuvring of the hand crafted components - sized smaller than 8x4ft - through the house and down an awkward narrow staircase," says Nic. "The Rug Room was constructed upon six small pad foundations, the plywood was assembled first, then glazed, insulated and finally clad in raw cor-ten. Belying permanence in its short assembly and following existence, the cor-ten has since weathered alongside the autumn rust. The Rug Room although new, feels familiar, its age indeterminable, providing a timeless sense of place." Details Floor area: 8m2 Total cost: £25,000 Architect/contractor: Nic Howett Consultant and Structural Engineer: Webb Yates Engineers Carpentry and Joinery: Spaces Bespoke Joinery Corten Steel Supplier: Lotus Steels Photographs: Damian Griffiths -------------------------------------------------------------------- Monday posts are sponsored by garden2office, the Swedish garden office specialists. Click here for more details .






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