The new carpenter’s workshop on the Glen Dye estate explores the typology of the traditional agricultural building through its form, silhouette and structure. Formally the building responds to the family of agricultural structures found in the area whilst providing an enclosure tailored to the programmatic needs of the workshop.
The structure of the workshop formed in locally grown Douglas fir, forms a deep, finned exterior skin that rises to form the roof structure. This structure gives shape to the building and provides external and internal storage space. The roof structure then gathers to form a central lightwell naturally ventilating the building and illuminating the work space below. Larch from the surrounding forest forms the building’s skin.