The Luthiers Workshop was conceived as an urban retreat, sited at the bottom of the garden, its serves as a production and repair space for fine stringed instruments. Its design accommodates tools for design and manufacture and serves the garden with a hidden store and ‘floating’ bench for days in the sun. The angle of the facade conceals the store and reduces the mass of the structure when viewed from the house; with shadows cast on differing planes.
The workshop which has been constructed in large scale components was partially manufactured off-site for accuracy, thermal performance and efficiency of time. Clad in Scottish Larch, the structure will change over time as the initial salmon pink timber weathers to a silver grey.