A Japanese style garden studio

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A Japanese style garden studio

The UK architecture firm Eckford Chong has renovated and expanded a property in the east of London, adding a garden study that evokes traditional Japanese tea houses. The study directed by Doug Eckford and Tania Chong was tasked with overseeing the internal and external restructuring of the property at Walthamstow.

The owners of the house wanted to reorganize and improve the existing spaces and create a new garden studio to create a quiet place to work from home.

The simple structure is placed under a cherry tree that offers another connection with Japan. It is equipped with a concrete base and is surmounted by a wooden structure covered in stained larch boards. The blackened surfaces recall the materiality of the typical tea houses, which are often made of burnt wood to preserve it using the traditional Japanese technique of Yakisugi.

The interior of the pavilion is characterized by colored wooden floors that match the exterior and contrasts with the hot and untreated plywood panels used for the top of the walls and the ceiling. The sliding glass doors and the wide roof light allow the work area to get plenty of natural light, incorporating a couple of integrated desks, a stove, a sofa and a compact bathroom.


A Japanese style garden studio
A Japanese style garden studio
A Japanese style garden studio
A Japanese style garden studio
A Japanese style garden studio
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