Gallery: Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

 
The architects paid meticulous respect to the original building - some grown vegetation and original features were left in their natural weathered state.

When the architects at Haworth Tompkins surveyed the site in Snape, Suffolk, the only thing standing was a ruinous brick foundation. The minimum necessary brickwork repairs were carried out before inserting a new rusty prefab structure to keep costs and effort low. The architects paid meticulous respect to the original building – some grown vegetation and original features were left in their natural weathered state.

Dovecote Studio’s interiors are bathed in gorgeous natural light thanks to a large north-facing skylight and many side windows. Walls and ceilings are lined with spruce plywood, creating a timber box with relaxing views over the marshes towards the sea. Haworth Tompkins’s Dovecote Studio is a lovely music shelter that has been highly recognized by RIBA and RICS to name a few.

+ Haworth Tompkins

Via Ignant

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  1. ebf May 4, 2012 at 9:31 am

    thanks for sharing this. i suggest that all of england is historic, so next time maybe leave out: “historic suffolk” and keep it to suffolk? maybe i’m wrong. similar issue w/ yesterday’s (yes i’m not confining my comment to this post, and i am sorry)tree home, which i shared and loved, esp your thorough illustration of the interior. it is described as a “four bedroom” rather than as sleeping four. this sounds picky, i’d just like both your copy and your content to be wonderful. thank you

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