Summer house in an old garage

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McCloy + Muchemwa architects transformed an old garage into a usable space that houses a work area and workshop

February 18, 2022Photo #1 - Summer house in an old garageDuring quarantine, this family, living in the English outback, decided to tidy up their old large garage, which was little used. Dark, dusty, cluttered, it clearly required the attention of professionals. London-based studio McCloy + Muchemwa took it upon themselves to turn the barn into a useful space for hobbies and crafts (the owner of the house loves to craft). “/>Photo #2 - Summer house in an old garage

The architects used a subtle “surgical intervention”: they strengthened the existing structure and dismantled the roof, which contained harmful asbestos. In addition, a small extension, a “greenhouse” made of metal and plastic, was made to the garage.Photo #3 - Summer house in an old garagePhoto #4 - Summer house in an old garage

The greenhouse is sheathed with polycarbonate panels, which let in the natural light needed for growing seedlings. The frame of the greenhouse and the interior space of the garage, which now houses convenient storage systems, is painted orange – a kind of homage to the founder of high-tech Richard Rogers (Richard George Rogers).

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