Hayurst And Co Architects : The small two-storey house of artists provides a single bedroom house on the ground floor and a studio to explore art on the first floor for the artists. Hayhurst and Co. is an award winning architectural practice based in London’s East End who have very creatively designed Garden House.
The design, developed as an asymmetric pitched roof, gains the maximum development height to avoid overshadowing the neighboring properties. The highlight of the house is the roof.
It features a bespoke terraced garden formed of lapped stainless steel tiles, providing an alternative planted habitat of sedums and heathers set out on stepped beds. Within this garden roof, skylights serve as light shafts to the living areas below. Internally, the house is organized by two predominant finishes; white painted steel surfaces and oak linings.
The stair is a cantilevered structure floating off the wall to allow natural light to pass back into the house. This and the predominant horizontal line of high-level steel shelving, project off the walls providing a crisp run of surfaces.
The walls, clad in oak paneling running floor to ceiling, wrap the internal linings of the house to connect open plan spaces between levels and to provide the sense of light and continuous space.
Hayhurst and Co. creates spaces where people enjoy being in. Their famous project ‘Tray House’ won the New London Architecture Award. Garden House this year has been shortlisted for RIBA’s London Regional Awards for Architecture 2016.