[First look] Richard Hyams’ Astudio – the practice Hyams set up two and a half years ago after leaving as head of Aedas’s creative studio - has completed its first building
The £3.2 million Whitstable Medical Practice in Kent houses both private and public healthcare facilities.
According to the practice the 2,200 m² scheme, with its ‘finned’ timber façade, was inspired by the local breakwaters and beach huts. The majority of the consulting rooms have views towards the sea.
Area: Circa 2.200m²
Budget: £3.2 million
Completion: September 2009
Contract: Design and build
Scope: RIBA stages A-E