This industrial chic garden extension will blow you away

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This industrial chic garden extension will blow you away

Johannes van Graan Johannes van Graan
Cecilia Road:  Study/office by MW Architects, Tropical
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Imagine the following scenario: Your London house has a very small yet finely tuned garden extension which acts as a home office. You feel the need to indulge in a little more space with a stronger connection to your beautifully lush backyard garden. You also require a walk-in shower that can make it feel as if you’re showering al fresco – what do you do?

Well, these clients contacted the professionals over at MW Architects

The choice of materials

Cecilia Road:  Spa by MW Architects, Rustic
MW Architects

Cecilia Road

MW Architects

Internally, the materiality has a much stronger sense of permanence and solidity. Exposed brick connects the extension to the existing ‘Dalston’ house style while the exposed steel work continues in this vein in the main study space.  

The shower area is formed from in-situ exposed concrete with a pebble tile floor. It is highly textural, almost like showering under a waterfall on the edge of a cave looking out into the landscape.

A fresh view

Cecilia Road:  Study/office by MW Architects, Tropical
MW Architects

Cecilia Road

MW Architects

The home office was beautifully extended into the garden so that the ground level finished level with the re-claimed oak desk and created a frameless corner window. 

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That stunning shower

Cecilia Road:  Study/office by MW Architects, Industrial
MW Architects

Cecilia Road

MW Architects

The shower, which projects discreetly sideways from the original space, has a 3-sided full height frameless glass corner and roof which enhances the sensation of being outside. 

In addition, it also has a secret ventilation door which disappears into the external cladding when shut, yet allows the fresh garden air into the shower, further simulating the outdoor shower experience.  

The internal face of the ventilation window is clad in copper, which is intended to tarnish and stain the concrete aperture.

An outside look

Frameless corner windows:  Windows  by MW Architects, Industrial
MW Architects

Frameless corner windows

MW Architects

Externally, the building is clad in black-stained timber in reference to the vernacular shed and garden buildings, which sit comfortably within the landscaping and flora.

Shall we scope out a few more images?

Cecilia Road:  Study/office by MW Architects, Industrial
MW Architects

Cecilia Road

MW Architects

Cecilia Road:  Bathroom by MW Architects, Modern
MW Architects

Cecilia Road

MW Architects

Frameless corner window:  Windows  by MW Architects, Rustic
MW Architects

Frameless corner window

MW Architects

Cecilia Road:  Study/office by MW Architects, Rustic
MW Architects

Cecilia Road

MW Architects

Speaking of outside spaces, have a glance at these 17 garden rooms you'll want to move in to immediately.

We’re curious to know what you think of this shower/office combination!
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