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Room No Roof Building

Part refurbishment and part new extensions, the Room No Roof Building makes use of a 1950s residential building in West London. The added third floor is where the home gets its name. Situated between a bedroom and a bathroom, a glazed open air space brings the serenity of the outdoors in with natural light and a small tree. Additional windows were added to the first floor living areas, including a a pivot window in the kitchen extension that opens up to a patio, overlooking the square below.

Photos: Tim Crocker / Tsuruta Architects

  • Kekkila Garden Shed

    Combining a garden shed and a greenhouse, the Kekkila Garden Shed offers a visually pleasing workspace for the at-home gardner. The prefabricated design is made from Finnish pine and safety glass for a sturdy structure that can be assembled with nothing more than a screwdriver. A set of glass shelves allow light to travel down through rows of plants, while an automatic opener in the roof helps to control the internal temperature. For those of you who are lacking a green thumb, the shed can also double as a guest room with the best views in town.

    Photos: Arsi Ikäheimonen / Avanto Architects

  • Church Hill Barn

    Situated on the Suffolk and Essex border, the Church Hill Barn was formally a collection of farm buildings for the Assington Hall Estate. Using a large barn at the center of the property, the existing structure was left exposed to the interior, creating a palette of brick, timber, and polished concrete. Materials for the restoration were salvaged from other buildings on the site that were too far gone to restore. The floor plan was left largely open, with the exception of freestanding birch plywood partitions to conceal private and sleeping areas. Glazed sliding doors fill openings in the original brick facade for access to the courtyard, while also framing in views of the open fields.

    Photos: Steve Lancefield / David Nossiter Architects