Gardens are planted to impart joy. They are spaces where you can sit under a tree and have a glass of wine or perch in a tree and watch the sky go by. The cellar is designed specifically in the hope of creating joy and memorable moments.
The initial concept was not really about creating a building but more about creating a garden which you can celebrate wine in. So how does one set about creating an architectural garden? The first step is to look at what is around you and what visual guides are present which can shape and form the space. When I looked at the existing site the first thing that struck me was the large granite boulders. The immediate response was that the cellar should echo the solidity and materiality of the rock forming a carved out space.