Photographer's Studio in Weybridge / by Nicholas Taylor

We're excited to share the first photos of this freedomBOX in Weybridge, Surrey - a photographer's studio for Zelda Meyburgh.

Zelda wanted two studios, with one allowing as much natural daylight as possible penetrating through and the other as a darker, more controllable space. There was also a need for everyday garden storage and WC facilities, so we divided the allocated plot into 3 separate areas and allowed the building to express each element, using form and cladding.

The studio is sunk down 900mm into the ground, reducing the overall height of the building from the outside whilst allowing larger volumes inside for the photography.

Looking from the main studio through to the ancillary studio.

Looking from the ancillary studio through to the main studio.

Early diagrammatic sketch.