Chimney pod (c) Fred Howarth

Set within the beautiful listed barn at Slough Hall this project consists of two independent structures at either barn end providing private performance, reading and gathering space as an extension to the existing nearby residence.
The ‘Chimney Pod’ consists of an approximately 5m x 3m cantilevering exposed steel stressed skin deck providing a dramatic column free curve.
Cantilevers are incorporated on the other decks to allow for opening up of hidden spaces. In both pods the structure is integral to achieving the design intent and we work closely with IF_DO and the fabricator, who is on board from an early stage, to ensure the result is a beautifully crafted integral design.

Performance pod (c) Fred Howarth

Chimney pod under construction (c) Weber Indusries

Chimney pod (c) Fred Howarth

Barn view (c) Fred Howarth

Sliding door entrance (c) Fred Howarth

Chimney pod stair (c) Fred Howarth

Chimney pod deck (c) Fred Howarth

Location: Slough, UK
Year completed: 2021
Architect: IF_DO
Contractor and Fabricator: Weber Industries

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