Situated within the curtiledge of a Grade Two Listed Cottage, in the heart of Old Basing, the Potting Shed is a 12sqm outbuilding in much need of restoration.
Rather than simply replacing the building with a new build garden room, the client's would like to restore and extend this jewel into a home office and annex for the family to enjoy. Although a simple brief the challenge faced is the connection between contemporary and existing building forms.
Rather than a pastiche approach towards the design, inspiration has been taken from the materials on the existing Potting Shed and translated into a contemporary design. Clay facade panels seek pick out the colours of the existing brickwork and tie into the existing roofing, whilst timber framed external doors and windows are proposed as opposed to contemporary aluminium glazing systems.