London based Platform 5 Architects‘ latest offering, “Shoffice” ie. shed + office, is a garden pavilion containing a small office alongside garden storage space located to the rear of a 1950’s terraced house in St John’s Wood.


The brief requires the shoffice to be conceived of as a sculptural object that flowed into the garden space.


The glazed office space nestles into an extruded timber elliptical shell, reminiscent of a wood shaving, and forms a small terrace in the lawn.


The interior is oak lined and fitted out with a cantilevered desk and storage. Two rooflights – one glazed above the desk with another open to the sky outside the office bring light into the work space.


The project was a close collaboration between Architect, Structural Engineer and Contractor.



Platform 5 Architects are an award winning practice led by Patrick Michell and Peter Allen with a diverse portfolio of projects in the residential, commercial, education and cultural sectors.