The Dovecot StudioEdit profile
Shortlisted for the AJ Small Projects Award, (an annual competition for projects completed for under £250,000) this studio forms part of the music campus at Snape Maltings, founded by Benjamin Britten in derelict industrial buildings on the Suffolk coast. The studio inhabits a ruin and expresses the internal volume of the existing Victorian structure as a Cor-ten steel ‘lining’. The monocoque, welded structure was built next to the ruin and craned in once complete. The building is welded in a single piece to achieve weather-tightness, and then fitted with a simple plywood inner lining. A large roof window provides even light for artists, while a small mezzanine platform with a desk incorporates a fully opening glazed corner window that has long views over the marshes.