How open can a building be before it becomes
We were asked by the charity Greenfingers to design a garden shelter for Little harbour Childrens Hospice in St Austell, Cornwall. The small space that was allocated was in a corner of the garden that was easy to overlook. What we noticed immediately were the amazing views over the china clay area that could be shown off if we aligned a building towards them rather than the main hospice. The design consisted of two steel frames that are linked in part by a cedar clad roof. Both the walls and roof have coloured glazing which was a big part of the brief and gave the challenge of finding plants that will work well against this backdrop.