Cassion Castle’s Timber Garden Studio Combines Traditional Craftsmanship with Modern Details

by , 08/28/14
filed under: Architecture, Gallery

green design, eco design, sustainable design, Cassion Castle, Tom Lloyd, Long Sutton Studio, Hampshire, barn house, traditional craftsmanship

At first look, the timber barn-like building blends in seamlessly with the bucolic landscape, as if it were another historic structure on the site. With its pitched roof, unfinished exterior planks and barn doors, the garden studio is unimposing.

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But a closer look reveals cues of modernity. Reclaimed tiles line the roof, which include four skylights which draw in natural light. Hard and soft woods were combined to create a profile of craftsmanship appreciation, making an homage to the past. Galvanized steel plates were used for both function and aesthetic choice- giving contemporary details to the traditional design.

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The double doors along the façade can be opened to extend the interior into the lush lawn, bringing the garden in. Inside, the building shell holds built-in shelving, work spaces, and storage, eliminating the need for extra furniture. These inclusive build-ins add to the project’s rawness – the exposed spaces honor a dedication to craftsmanship and materials. The carefully crafted project fulfills Lloyd’s desire for a simple space that celebrates good work.

+ Cassion Castle Architects

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  1. dmension288 August 28, 2014 at 8:00 am

    So much more potential here. Namely the traditional use of mortis-tenon timber framing would have greatly improved the aesthetic appeal. Sorry I just don\’t see the mergence of landscape to interior factor. Additional triple wide carriage doors flanking both broad sides may have improved this notion perhaps.

  2. Amlidozusa09 August 28, 2014 at 3:00 am


    Thanks for sharing such an informative post. I was looking for such type of castle. Thanks to cassion castle architects!

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