The large north section of the existing building is opened up to the elements, allowing ferns and other shade loving plants to grow.
Site : a dilapidated scrapyard sits next to train-tracks heading towards Lewes and Southampton.
The existing warehouse is externally insulated and clad, allowing visitors to appreciate the existing brick walls from indoors.
Rehabilitative care of the existing building : the walls
From inside : a palette of exposed brick and timber
A wintergarden is added to the south facing wall, which passively warms the surgery and the 'old' external wall becomes a trombe wall.
What if? : behind the north wall