This modern garden studio outside London looks totally custom, but it’s not. The cedar-clad structure, which does double-duty as a home office and guest house, is one of the prefabricated designs from architects Amira Idris Town, Lee Town and Matthew Kettle, who together run Ecospace Studios, a London-based firm. Specializing in prefab modular structures, the architects offer clients an array of options to customize their dream studio because, as we all know, one size does not fit all.
Like many modern prefabricated structures, this stylish garden studio came together quickly. The structure took just a week to assemble off-site. The studio was then delivered to the build site where the installation was completed with all the bells and whistles. In this case, that includes a a bedroom, kitchenette, workspace, and a host of built-in furniture pieces, including bookshelves and other storage. A sloping ceiling made it possible to create a mezzanine lounge space over the kitchen and office, which is accessible via a custom-built ladder.
The compact studio spans just about 538 square feet and sits in a backyard in the London suburb of Surbiton. The prefab structure has a lifespan of only 60 years or so, but despite that pitfall, the trend of modular and prefabricated architecture is still gaining popularity. Many of the projects Ecospace Studios take on are modular, enabling clients to create a custom structure within the realm of its prefab offerings. One simply begins by choosing the right size and shape, ranging from the cozy 25-square-foot WorkPod to the largest Studio 01 module, which comes in at 144 square feet. Then, options for built-ins are selected based on the studio’s intended function: workspace, shelving, bunk beds, etc. The firm also offers the option of a green planted roof, an outdoor deck, and underfloor heating.
In addition to these environmentally friendly modular garden studios, the architects at Ecospace also operate IPT Architects, a firm that produces some pretty incredible timber designs in its own right.
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