Small, but Exquisite: Garage and Workshop by Studiospazio
Location: Suzzara (IT)
From a functional viewpoint, these few components span three independent areas: the central, closed room, which is home to the workshop; as well as a roofed exterior zone on either side, which act as carports and continue directly into the garden. The workshop has the possibility to completely open its narrow transverse walls. Therefore, it appears either as part of the garden through which the landscape flows, or as fully closed off from its surroundings. Indeed the construction means a new type of zoning for the plot of land, for it structures the exterior space, thus creating new angles of view and visual relationships.
The interior of the workshop has built-in shelving along both walls; these provide extensive storage space. They are made of vertical metal panels and wooden boards laid horizontally. On one side of the space, one of the shelves acts as a sort of workbench.
The colours in this design are somewhat restrained, emphasizing the minimalist approach in the architecture. The massive wooden panels are glazed white and allow the texture of the wood to come through. In order to weatherproof the roof, it has been covered in corrugated metal. A different picture appears inside – here, the light-coloured panels are rounded out by the untreated wooden shelves and the delicate grey of the metal sheets.