Dovecote Studio – a unique creative studio, founded on the campus at Snape (UK) designed by experts from the British architectural studio Haworth Tompkins.
Structure formed on the basis of the ruins of an ancient house of the 19th century, is part of a world-renowned music school Snape Maltings, founded by Benjamin Britten in the thoughts of the abandoned buildings on the coast of Suffolk.
Abstract landscape with the ruins of the campus is located in a swampy area, right on the border between land and sea.
The reconstruction project has formed a new internal volume of a dilapidated Victorian structure. Inset is a body created from welded sheets of Corten steel and untreated plywood used as the inner lining.
By analogy with the hull, to achieve the new sealing, the building has been welded as one integral element. Spacious northern roof window provides even light for artists. At the same time, a small mezzanine platform with a writing desk incorporates a fully opening glazed corner windows that provide panoramic views of the marshes towards the sea.
The structure is intended to be an art studio and rehearsal space for musicians, as well as an exhibition space and a place for meetings.
An old structure has undergone very minor repairs and strengthening of brickwork, natural vegetation which has been carefully preserved.