- Sustainable Architecture
- A workshop in the garden. Ben Davidson, Rodic Davidson architectural practice.
Ben Davidson is the founding architect of London practice, Rodic Davidson He dealt with the premature death of his father by repurposing his grandfather’s old carpentry workbench and tools to construct a small garden workshop in giardino.
The result is a small, light-filled shed, a place where memories are conserved, in the middle of the garden. The architect also used some glazed panels that had been given to him by a contractor and that were lying under a tarp, just waiting for this moment: a delicate, very intimate project. So, the workshop was made using a timber frame on a concrete base. He fitted pegboard into the internal square sections to store the old tools but more importantly to showcase them and keep his memories alive.
So the architect mourned his father and remembered his grandfather by building a tangible, visual memory of the past.
A tribute to his grandfather’s trade, which has been turned into an expressive space here.
Project: Ben Davidson, Studio Rodic Davidson http://www.rodicdavidson.co.uk
Location: Cambridge, UK
Photography: Courtesy of Ben Davidson