New artist studio approved

Building Design magazine reports that a stunning artists' studio, nestled in a forested area of a Brockley back garden, has been approved and is due for completion in 2013. Architects Studio Verve say of the project:

Located within a forested site in Brockley, South London; with a proliferation of mature tree cover, the design of the artist studio was derived upon a careful and sensitive study of the terrain of the site, its relationship to the main Victorian mansion house and the surrounding buildings and the requirements of the artist. The design is conceived conceptually as a ‘found disc’ lodged in the forest. Light-touch on the ground, it occupies only a small footprint for the purpose it serves- as an escape for the artist occupying the main house.

BC hopes that it becomes part of the Brockley Open Studios circuit.