Neighbourhood Playhouse – Postscript

Funny, but I came across this project by Bach Arquitectes today on Dezeen which is the first architect-designed playhouse I’ve seen to date. As I said in the last Playhouse post, the site’s no longer even remotely viable and so this prospect is dead in the water. Still, interesting to see a realised project so similar in … Continue reading

Neighbourhood Playhouse – Loss of Site

Well I was home recently and took the opportunity to survey the little cottage wreck that I had in mind for a playhouse. The shell is located on a small patch of ground immediately adjacent to a farmer’s yard, and unfortunately it seems the remaining ruin has been used as a dumping ground since I left… … Continue reading

Neighbourhood Playhouse – Precedents

I’ve been browsing around the web and found some more precedents for the Playhouse that use the technique of off-site construction and insertion into an existing skin. All the above images from fnp architekten All the above images from Svendborg Architects I also found plans, sections and elevations of the Dovecote Studio mentioned in the … Continue reading

Neighbourhood Playhouse

On my way home from work today I was daydreaming about my plans for Pajo’s Beach Hut when the Dovecote Studio by Haworth Tompkins popped into my head. The studio itself while beautifully made is not really an appropriate precedent for the beach hut, but what I really like about Dovecote is the brick ruin … Continue reading