Contemporary California Shed
by Stephen Strugala
(Long Beach, California)
The Contemporary California Shed design was inspired from the architectural language and location of the United States west coast while considering the practical needs of the garden office shed.
The shed contains sufficient flexible space within for the use of a personal office, studio, and recreation space while maintaining a sense of openness and transparency to the exterior landscape through the use of large sliding glass doors and complementary windows.
The shed is constructed with typical wood studs surrounded by a plywood and stucco finish on the exterior and a gypsum wall board finish on the interior. A corten steel roof, supported by wood rafters and joists, wraps around the shed to provide adequate shade from the strong California sun and formal intrigue. Landscaping elements from ground planters outside the shed crawl up onto the corten roof through metal frames and hang off the roof edge to help cool the shed through naturally stimulating methods.
Thus, a full environmental experience can be achieved from within the shed to help initiate a productive working office garden shed while maintaining a relaxing atmosphere. Stephen Strugala Design