Artist Studio Space in Hackney by WSD Architecture

“Writer’s Shed” is studio space for an author and illustrator in Hackney, East London.
The back-lit cedar facade, shingle cladding, log store and wood burning stove were all intended to play a part in creating private garden in the city.

Architects: WSD – Weston Surman & Deane Architecture
Location: Hackney, London, United King
Photography: Wai Ming Ng

Inspiration from architect:

The design sought to satisfy the client’s need for a functional workspace, but moreover to create a building that reflected his passion for children’s literature and mythologies. Drawing on the historically intimate relationship between writers and their shed’s, the space was conceived as a haven in the city; a fairy-tale hut at the bottom of the garden where the client could retreat and immerse himself in his work.