Executive Garden Rooms have built this light filled artists studio which has a durable cladding to withstand its costal location.
The popular Atelier Garden Studios have opened up their concept to the international market by launching in Hong Kong
We’ve featured several large Atelier garden studios so were interested to read this case study on a smaller garden studio build. This has to be the most stunning garden studio location we’ve seen!
The popular Atelier garden studios celebrated their second birthday recently by exhibiting their work at the popular Grand Designs Live exhibition in Birmingham, but the run up to the show was not without its hiccups!
Atelier were asked to design a pool house to compliment a stylish Huf Haus build. The design conscious amongst us will know that Huf Haus’s are renowned for their strong clean lines and Atelier have come up with an equally strong design which features their trademark curved wall / roof intersection.
The pool house incorporates a changing room, as well as standard features such as underfloor heating, brushed aluminium plug sockets and switches, lighting by Design Light, and a beautiful set of bespoke, bi-folding doors.
Ashleigh Barnes, Atelier’s regional sales manager, said
[quote]We are particularly delighted with this project. The end result is a marvellous piece of contemporary garden studio design. Huf Haus is famous for designing and manufacturing highly desirable prefabricated houses, and this project showcases Atelier’s talents perfectly alongside this world-class company and its worldwide reputation.”[/quote][gallery]
In our opinion a stunning, successful project!
For more information about Atelier’s range of contemporary garden studios visit www.atelierzone.com
Garden studios are so versatile they can be used for almost any use, this article by Atelier focuses on garden studios as pool houses:
Garden studios can be used for a wide range of activities; from office studios to multi-media rooms, from children’s play rooms to boutique spa rooms. However, Atelier has noticed an increasing demand for garden studios that will be used as pool houses for outdoor swimming pools.
A number of Atelier’s projects have involved designing and constructing garden studios to stand beside outdoor pools.
Used in this way, garden studios can be highly stylish additions to already impressive swimming pools. For this function, garden studios can also be highly functional as well; being utilised as changing rooms, patio areas, and even shower rooms and toilets.
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Garden studios are perfect for keeping the house dry. By acting as a focal point for the outdoor pool, garden studios can be used by swimmers to dry off and get changed after a dip; a particularly welcome idea for parents, who may be keen to stop little, wet feet scampering through the main home! Elaborating on this theme, garden studios can also be used as convenient shower rooms and bathrooms, so that swimmers do not have to traipse through the house every time they need the bathroom.
In this role, garden studios can be used as perfect patio areas for lazy days by the pool. Atelier’s garden studios provide the perfect hideaway on warm summer days. Connected to the household’s main electricity source they are fully self-sufficient, providing a haven away from the home. Homeowners can enjoy Atelier’s garden studios from the comfort of their beautiful verandas, or from inside with the garden studios’ folding sliding door systems fully open, allowing the warm weather to flood in, whilst keeping the hot sun from burning them.
When used as pool houses, garden studios promote a healthier lifestyle, with summer activities based around the day-to-day use of garden studios. Children are more inclined to use the swimming pool, thereby burning off energy and leading more active lifestyles. Garden studios can be the hub of family life during the summer, providing a versatile structure that can be used for both active lifestyles and rest and relaxation.
For an Atelier brochure please click here, or phone 0800 046 1296
Following our look at garden room extensions we were excited to learn of this ambitious garden room extension project by Atelier. Atelier have used the template of their popular garden studio design as template for two extensions on same property
Atelier is currently undertaking an ambitious home extension project in West Sussex, using the design for their gorgeous, curved, garden studios as a template.
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The project will see the construction of three separate extensions, two of which will be adaptations of Atelier’s garden studios. The third extension will be a bespoke, glass and aluminium conservatory by Atelier’s sister company, Apropos.
As the mock-up images of the project indicate, once completed the extensions promise to be stunning.
Both Atelier extensions will be located at either end of the property, with the Apropos structure adding to the magnificent design by forming an extension between the other two.
Atelier’s Ashleigh Barnes, says:[quote]This is one of Atelier’s most ambitious and exciting projects to date. We are experienced in adapting our garden studios for home extensions; but to have two bespoke extensions on one property – coupled with an Apropos extension as well – has required extensive logistical preparation, and a staged approach to the extension work. Nonetheless, preparations are now complete and we are really eager to see the fabulous visualisations become a reality.”[/quote]
The extension work is to be undertaken in stages, and will be completed by December, The Garden Room Guide will keep you posted on developments on this exciting garden room project – we don’t cease to be amazed by the versatility of garden room designs.
For more information about Atelier garden room extensions or their standalone garden studios visit www.atelierzone.com
The parent company of contemporary garden studio suppliers Atelier have launched a daily design and lifestlye app called Dailyap, here’s the low down:
Apropos has launched its own free, daily architecture and lifestyle newsletter – Dailyap.
Dailyap is a daily round-up of all the links from Apropos’ Twitter account, and includes the latest news and stories from the world of architecture, design, lifestyle trends, business and construction.
Dailyap is hosted by Paper.Li, an innovative and new web tool that collects relevant Twitter or Facebook content and presents it in a newsletter format.
Speaking about the launch of Dailyap, Cheryl Stevenson, Apropos’ marketing manager, said, “Dailyap is Apropos’ free and unique, daily design and lifestyle news round-up. It is an exciting and inventive way of providing readers with a selection of relevant news, stories and comment; which they can enjoy via their mobile phone or PC each morning on their commute to work, or in their own time.
“The format provided by Paper.Li is excellent but very much in its infancy. As time progresses the features provided will grow, meaning Dailyap will develop and improve accordingly.”
To read and subscribe to Dailyap:
- Simply visit Dailyap’s webpage at http://paper.li/apropostectonic/1308760199; and subscribe free of charge; or,
- Follow Apropos on Twitter at http://twitter.com/apropostectonic and look out for the link to DailyAp every morning at 8am.
For more information about Atelier garden studios visit their website
Atelier share some ideas on how a garden room can enhance your summer!
With summer finally upon us, garden rooms are being utilised for relaxation and entertainment in gardens everywhere. So for those homeowners still considering whether or not to purchase a garden room, Atelier highlights five ways to enjoy garden rooms in the summer…
With the summer holidays just around the corner, garden rooms can be used to keep the kids active during their summer break. Garden rooms are great for keeping kids out of the house, away from the television or games console, and occupied in the fresh air. Atelier’s garden rooms come with folding sliding doors that can be opened fully to allow children to use garden rooms as a ‘den’ for all their fun-filled activities.
Garden rooms are perfect for unwinding at the bottom of the garden. As fully working living areas, Atelier’s garden rooms can be used as a ‘home from home’ on days when you want to get away from it all but actually don’t want to travel. From morning until night garden rooms can act as tranquil spots to relax and leave worries behind.
From simply being a perfect place to relax, garden rooms can be utilised even further as spa rooms, saunas and steam rooms. With connection to both electricity and water mains, and a highly complementary timber frame, garden rooms can easily be adapted to take relaxation that one step further.
Atelier’s garden rooms are highly durable, and with a timber lifespan of up to 60 years they can provide a lifetime of exercise if utilised as a gym. What better way can there be to enjoy the comforts of a home gym, than in garden rooms designed by Atelier?
Garden rooms can act as the vibrant centre for entertaining friends during warm summer nights. Atelier’s garden rooms can be equipped with a full working kitchen if required, meaning that guests will never be without food when out in the garden. Similarly, with our garden rooms being fully linked to the electricity mains, they make a great place to cool drinks in the fridge or plug in musical entertainment. One word of warning though: don’t forget to invite the neighbours. They won’t want to miss out on the fabulous hospitality!
Inspired? Take a look at the Atelier website for more information about these unique garden rooms.
What makes a garden room designer tick? This article by Atelier gives you an insight…
Since its launch 18 months ago, Atelier has been raising the standard of garden studio design to the next level. Where once stood glorified sheds as the flag bearer of garden architecture, now stand gleaming examples of 21st century, cutting-edge design – thanks to Atelier’s jaw-droppingly gorgeous garden studios.
In Atelier’s designs, contemporary good looks have finally caught up with easy practicality.
Responsibility for Atelier’s style lies in the hands of its 26-year-old head of technical design, Jason Pardesi.
Jason joined Atelier’s sister company – Apropos – five years ago via a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with the University of Salford, following his graduation in Industrial Design and Technology from Loughborough University.
Jason was recruited to assist in the development of Atelier, from concept to profitable business venture. He did so, with a series of designs that have gained admirers, and customers, from far and wide.
We speak to Jason about his design background, his work for Atelier and the future…
Q: As a student, what did you want to do with your technical design degree?
J: “I originally wanted to design cars, more specifically Bentleys. Unfortunately I obtained the wrong degree!
“During my time at university I undertook a module in entrepreneurialism and innovation, in which I learnt about business assistance. After university I remembered the bit about KTPs and pursued that path, which eventually led to Apropos’ work on Atelier.”
Q: What happened when you left university?
J: “When I left university, I didn’t know what to do; whether to stay on in full-time education or start straight at the bottom of the career ladder. That was until I was lucky enough to work for Apropos through a KTP. Being involved in a KTP offered the best of both worlds, allowing me to work towards a Masters degree and work in a full-time project management position for Apropos. This project has since become a business in its own right – Atelier.”
Q: What has been the most enjoyable aspect of your work?
“The freedom and responsibility that I have been afforded whilst working at Apropos and Atelier has been both daunting and extremely exciting. It has definitely been an uphill struggle; however, the support and encouragement that I have received has made the process enjoyable.”
Q: How has your experience differed to that of your contemporaries at university?
“If there were more companies that had the same approach to graduate recruitment as Apropos, I am certain that many of my university peers would not have struggled to find similar opportunities.”
Q: Where did you find the inspiration for the design of the Atelier garden studios?
“I’m a big fan of Scandinavian architecture, and summerhouses are a big part of Nordic culture. With my design work I have always tried to make things outwardly simple despite being complex on the inside. The basic curve shape and application of modularity to that shape is very simple in theory, but when you combine it with the rest of the requirements it creates a much more complex design. Cantilevers are always an impressive part of any architectural design.”
Q: How is Atelier faring in these times of economic uncertainty?
J: “Even though we have launched in an unpredictable and challenging financial climate, with a high-value, high-spec product, I see a bright future for Atelier. The fact that we have an ever-growing order book after just one year in business is very encouraging.
Q: And, what is the future for Jason Pardesi?
J: “Having been involved with the design and evolution of the Atelier concept into a profitable business, I plan on being involved in Atelier’s bright future, as we look to expand our business internationally. These are exciting times for the company and I want to continue playing a role in that.”
For your chance to own one of Jason’s designs visit the Atelier website