Bloot Architecture | Garden Pavilion
A building-permit-free garden studio in Voorburg, the Netherlands, to be used by the client as office space and a place for guests to stay. The size of the garden, a brick shed to be maintained, a restricted construction budget and the limitations in height and footprint because of building without a permit, are all of influence on the design.
Despite the limitations the starting point was to make a non-static and as free as possible space. The timber on the facade is non-treated and throughout time it will blend into the garden. By not attaching the studio to the old shed, new differentiated outside spaces are created, turning the garden into a sequence of spaces.
The glazed corner generously invites the light in and offers a nice view of n the garden. In order to create privacy sliding blinds are placed on the facade, which at the same time also provide the facade with an adjustable element to keep changing its appearance. Inside, the kitchen and the bathroom (shower/toilet) are placed in a coloured wall, that because of the positioning of the windows seems to detach itself from the rest of the building, making the small space appear more spacious.Bloot Architecture
Project name: Garden Pavilion