The client asked for a practical working library. The books had been temporarily stored in a garage, but needed shelving to bring them back into regular use. The client is a Professor of Historical Theology especially interested in early Christian origins.

A large extension to the side and rear of the house was required. Kitchen/dining and guest bedroom on ground floor, library upstairs.
The library has high uninterrupted walls to maximise shelving. The hipped roof slopes all the way up to the ridge to contain rooflights. 
The only window is a special wooden item designed by R Emberton with inward opening casements, allowing views out over the valley from the desk.
 "I was pleased with the solution in 2002 - and now, after fifteen years' work in this study I am even more pleased with it. It is thoroughly successful. I often discuss study spaces with colleagues and I have not encountered a better one! I am so glad that Rod Emberton designed this study for me"
3D modeller helped organise the bookshelves
Sound resistant door with crafted glass inserts
Design of combined map table/ plan chest/ radiator location was also modelled for client review
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