London-based architects Feilden Fowles designed a combination workshop and garage that is meant to disappear into the hillside at the base of a property in Conkwell near Bath (about a 2.5-hour drive west of London). It feels a little like visiting the Bat Cave:
Photography courtesy of Feilden Fowles.
Above: “This scheme is buried into the hillside, allowing the landscape to wrap over the building, hiding it from above,” the architects say. Visible on the hillside (Upper L) is a boulder-shaped studio building.
Above: The timber sided building and adjacent retaining wall have undulating shapes to mimic the lines of the land.
Above: The garage has a pair of hinged accordion doors.
Above: A view of the garage when it was under construction.
Above: A pair of side doors leads to the workshop space tucked into the hill
Above: Twin skylights fill the space to fill with stripes of sunlight.
Above: The view from above.