Refurbished WorkshopCurry Rivel, Somerset
O2i Design refurbished this old workshop to create a yoga and creative studio. Our team designed the new space and gained statutory approvals to create a lovely creative space. Low carbon features have been integrated into the building’s fabric with recycled materials and a reed bed water treatment system, enabling this workshop to be as sustainable as possible. The scheme uses local materials and high-tech glazing, blended with modern, innovative, green materials such as high grade, self-finished Oriented Strand Board (OSB) tongue & groove. Manufactured from sustainable fast-growing renewable timbers, the panels are energy-efficient and carbon negative. O2i Design specified a water-based transparent flame retardant to treat all the OSB. The water-based paint retained the feel and colour of the material. This sustainable project received considerable recognition. This space was shortlisted for several awards, including Finalist in the Sustain Awards 2012 (Biodiversity Category) | Finalist in South West Built Environment Awards 2012 (Sustainability Category) | Winner of the Green Apple Awards 2012 (Architectural Heritage Category).
This project has recently been sold. O2i Design Ltd helped the new owners convert this yoga studio into a lovely single storey home. You can read more about the newly converted farm building here.