Aonui won at the recent 2016 Architecture Awards in the ‘Small Project’ category with a design for an Artist’s Studio.
The judges gave the following description:
“The sloping roof line and corrugated aluminium cladding of this very charming artist studio and sleepout give just a hint of farm vernacular. Within the box, plywood cladding softens and warms. A ‘drawbridge’ extends the useable space of this prefabricated structure, but when the owners are away it can be raised for security. Interestingly, when down, it opens at just the right height to form an outdoor bar! A loft bed extends the studio’s 10 square metres area, providing room for a play space or occasional guest.”