The Garden Room serves as a place for reflective thinking and an escape from daily life. The proposal is formed of a lightweight timber frame and clad in a distinct dark stained pinewood, Features include translucent screens, bench seating, stone paving and flower beds which wrap around the new structure to create a ‘garden island’.
Internally, the design frames key vistas whilst maintaining a sense of privacy. A continuous strip of low-level glazing provides views of the surrounding planting, while screening mundane features like the nearby petrol station. A large picture window extends views south towards the river, and a window box seat overlooks a raised flower bed.