Aberdeenshire sheep shelter transformed into studio workspace
May 25 2017
The granite steading retains its agricultural character following the work with new floor, ceilings and staircase treads formed from wide-boarded maritime pine. A steel block insertion meanwhile creates a ‘building within a building’ within which a kitchen wet room and storage space have been fashioned.
In a statement Moxon Architects observed: “The studio incorporates a steel block insertion, creating a building within a building, containing a kitchen, wet room and storage space. The treatment of the steel has been parkerised (given a protective phosphate coating) and finished with beeswax, allowing the compact space a sense of depth.
“The former entrance to the steading – wide, tall and nearly perfectly square, has been glazed with a single sheet of glass. The steading’s durability and practicality fit seamlessly with contemporary lines – invoking an overall utilitarian spirit conducive for an architectural workspace.”
A wood burning stove has been installed to provide much-needed heating during winter months.
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