‘When you’re working with an existing building, there’s always a story,’ Norwicka told us when the project was completed in 2018. ‘Here there was nothing, so I created a narrative around the concept of the ‘end of the garden’; that you’d find a shed – and the objects you’d find within it.’
The airy London property is far more sophisticated than a ‘shed’ might suggest, hidden behind a garden wall with a shingled upper half that blends into the suburban setting. The interior is decked out in materials you would commonly find in a greenhouse – terracotta surfaces, rusted metal elements and a staircase that looks like a ladder.
Not to mention its living wall, which ascents three storeys, blanketing the interior in greenery.
The Gouse is available for up to three months – see Nowicka’s DOM Stay and Live agency for details, with price on application.