Seawater Greenhouse, a company that develops greenhouses in arid climates that use seawater for cooling and irrigation, have their Hackney offices in this building. To test some of their ideas at home, they wanted to add a greenhouse and maximise their office space. Wilton Studio gained planning consent for a two storey extension incorporating the greenhouse.
The new construction was carried out in a steel and timber structure with green oak stairs and fittings from the client’s wood. The roof over the greenhouse is made from ETFE cushions. Plants grow in a nutrient solution in pipes and on the roof top garden that provides even more growing space.
Completed September 2010