It's hard to believe that this tiny little cabin in London can pack so many programs in one small space whilst still offering its owner a comfortable and day-lit retreat. Comprised of a shower room, storage shed, garden room and an entertainment area, The Sunday Stuga designed by Liddicoat & Goldhill has a special serrated elevation that maximizes the amount of natural light that can penetrate the surrounded building.
A weekend entertainment area and garden shed, this compact cabin was expected to match the energy efficiency of the client’s main home even though it is bound on three sides by massive stone walls typical of Camden Square. This specification was achieved in part by a zig-zagging elevation that orients the entire cabin towards the south in order to achieve the best in passive solar design.
In addition to warming the Sunday Stuga, a large south-facing window on the western facade permits loads of natural light, thereby reducing the amount of mechanical assistance the building will use – particularly during chilly winters. Simple, natural materials were used and construction waste kept to a minimum, ensuring a simple but cozy place for the client to entertain guests over the weekend.