Studio Callaghan was set up to realise sustainable architecture and design in relation to the aspirations of individual clients, communities and contexts. Each project is carefully and fully researched to explore and understand the individual needs of the people who commission and use the project and the setting of the proposals.
The environment we occupy shapes and enriches our lives. From the individual to the largest organisation we are in a process of transition. We need to create new contexts and sustain existing contexts which enhance and enable what we do. We need to dream about future potential and find ways of testing and researching ideas. We need to realise projects in the present and crystallise our aspirations.
Artist’s workspace inserted within the garden of a Deptford house; beautifully detailed, with a sophisticated control of daylight. The dark Sugi exterior contrasts with the warmth of the birch plywood interior.
The lower roof is planted with sedum. The studio will generate power from grid-linked photovoltaic panels. Rainwater is recycled in the landscaping. The studio was self-built with all major components manufactured on site.
Though relatively small in scale and unostentatious in its materials and treatment, the studio takes its place in a tradition of purpose built structures which use contemporary materials and techniques to the best advantage, to define and exemplify solutions to broader ranging architectural and technical questions.