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Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

Posted By Ana Lisa On May 4, 2012 @ 7:16 pm In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Green renovation,Prefab Housing | 1 Comment

Haworth Tompkins, dovecoat, Dovecote Studio, prefab shelter, suffolk, Aldeburgh Music School, victorian ruins, red bricks, Prefab Housing, Green Lighting, Sustainable Building

When the architects at Haworth Tompkins [1] surveyed the site in Snape, Suffolk, the only thing standing was a ruinous brick [2] 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 [3] Studio’s interiors are bathed in gorgeous natural light [4] 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 [5] that has been highly recognized by RIBA [6] and RICS [7] to name a few.

+ Haworth Tompkins [1]

Via Ignant [8]

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[1] Haworth Tompkins: http://www.haworthtompkins.com/

[2] brick: http://inhabitat.com/dutch-designer-dave-hakkens-creates-cool-rubble-floors-from-recycled-materials/

[3] Dovecote: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dovecote

[4] natural light: http://inhabitat.com/daylighting/

[5] music shelter: http://inhabitat.com/cabin-porn-6-awesome-lil-isolated-shelters-from-around-the-world/6-green-isolated-cabins-around-the-world-4/?extend=1

[6] RIBA: http://www.architecture.com/Home.aspx

[7] RICS: http://www.rics.org/

[8] Ignant: http://www.ignant.de/2012/04/04/dovecote-studio/

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