The Hillside Observatory was designed to be both an observatory and a true ‘man shed’ for its owner, Nick.
Described by its owner as the ‘hobbit house’, the Owlsmoor Observatory has strking proportions as a result of an unusual design brief.
Designed for a large independent school, this observatory is a 12′ x 7′ single-room observatory with a simple design and a pent roof, designed to accommodate up to 12 children and two staff members.
Completed in 2012, this observatory was our first to incorporate a ‘warm room’ – a separate room that usually houses a desk and chair for the user to operate their telescope via a computer. The images below show a few new features that would become mainstays in our designs.
Our first observatory, the Edinburgh observatory was completed in mid-2011 and was the result of several months of planning. Comprising of a basic 7×8′ observatory, its location adjacent to a nearby garage allowed a simpler roll-off rail system than is usually possible.