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The timber for the building was milled over the course of two days with just enough to partially clad the exterior of the new studio. Designed on a budget, the footings were mixed by hand and the scaffolding that was built out of timber was later used for the bridge and the floor. The windows were scavenged from a skip and the floor paint used was left over from the a previous project.

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The architects used the cheapest possible grade for the boarding and off-cuts of insulation were utilized to thermally isolate the structure. The project is heated by waste wood from the woodland and rainwater is fed into an attenuation pond that forms a natural habitat.

The building doesn’t attempt to conceal the mistakes made during its construction. Instead, these mistakes are celebrated in the building to give it a more rustic feel.

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