A covenant between beauty and comfort, Pfeffer Torode’s Birmingham office brought new life to an abandoned carriage house on historic Cobb Lane. Draped in natural oaks and ash, the large open studio is warm yet utilitarian while the secondary spaces unfold one at a time, evoking feelings more accustomed to a home rather than an office.
The studio celebrates the structure’s historic character by combining contemporary materials with traditional detailing. A row of brick arches marches through the ground floor, defining the open studio space from the more intimate library and kitchen. A light-drenched drawing room and meeting rooms sit above, tucked away from the energy of the studio, as a respite and place for focused discussion and design.