The Black Box is a carefully crafted architectural statement nestled in the Teign Valley

Despite its size, this carefully crafted extension delivers a functional workspace for the client whilst unlocking the layout of their existing home. The unique form sits elegantly alongside the once thatched property, appearing both independent and connected to the host dwelling.

Design Influence

Use of Light

Hidden in the Teign Valley, Devon, this unique architectural installation embedded within the conservation area adjacent to surrounding listed buildings, takes its material influence from the local neighbouring agricultural outbuildings, with the use of charred larch, zinc roofing and black framed glazing. Sustainability was an essential consideration of the design. The entirety of the frame was constructed from timber, this was a conscious gesture to minimise the embodied carbon on the build. The charred larch cladding was locally sourced and was hand scorched on site, providing not only reduced emissions but a considered locality to the craft of “The Black Box”.
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