GARDEN OFFICE SHED

by Mr Ryan Young
(Glasgow, Scotland)

GARDEN OFFICE DESIGN:


The interplay between solid and transparent wall and roof elements and the warmth of timber cladding combine to form a new garden office.

Sunlight floods in through the frameless glass walls and roof and solid walls provide relief from the glass and a sense of enclosure.

The Garden Office allows the user a place to escape from the various trappings of the house environment.

Connections are made with the garden through the expansive use of glazing and seating / porch areas around the outside of the structure.

The garden office could also double as a summer dining room.

ENVIRONMENTAL RESPONSE:

Substantial Environmental and Economic benefits are gained by reducing the need to commute;

“The average commuter driving an average car, covering the average commute distance will produce almost one tonne of CO2 per person per year” Workwise UK, 2007.

CONSTRUCTION:

The construction cost is substantially offset by future savings made by not needing to commute. The SIP’s panels are manufactured under factory conditions, are an environmentally friendly method of construction, are cost effective, lightweight, dimensionally accurate and reduce wastage and construction times.

The proposed constructions for the various elements are as follows;

Solid Wall Construction:

12mm external white render system
250mm SIPS (Structural Insulated Panel System)
13mm internal white lightweight plaster and Western Red Cedar Boarding

Solid Cantilevered Roof Construction:

SIPS Panels with white render fascias, red render soffit and EPDM waterproof layer to roof. Support Columns for the roof are CHS powder coated aluminium (white)

Glass Wall and Roof Construction:

High Performance Low E Planar Insulating Glass Units with silicone jointing and structural glass fins.

Outer pane: 6mm toughened float glass
Cavity: 16mm Argon filled gas
Inner pane: 6mm toughened Float glass with Low E
coating

Floor Construction:

Western Red Cedar Decking
Underfloor heating mat on 6mm insulation boards
Vapour Control Layer
100mm Rigid Insulation Boards
DPM
100mm Concrete Slab
150mm Hardcore


FACILITIES PROVIDED;

Office Desk
Day bed / internal seating area
External Porch and seating area
Shelves / Storage wall
WC and WHB concealed within storage wall
Recessed trench heaters around perimeter of glazing and underfloor heating
Electricity and Lighting (with option to install Solar Panels on roof)

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great
by: winnie

yes, overall a very good design and something i would like to have beside my manor.

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pretty good
by: Anonymous

the shed is very visually heavy! I would look at trying to lighten the structure up and I think this would make the design more appealing.

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beutiful
by: bel

in the rigt setting could be the most beutiful spcae to work in. great design ;-)

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Inovative
by: Son

I think its design is more experimental, but it is cool

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The embodiment of modern escapism
by: Anonymous

Sharp contemporary design and a modern take on a traditonal structure. Love the clean lines and use of glass and render to frame the dual aspect views.

Great use of materials creating a striking and insperational structure and a functional space. A welcome additon to any modern home.

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great design
by: Anonymous

Great Design - would be an interesting shed - very modern - feel good space to be in.

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All bets are off
by: curtis hold

You've obviously thought it through a lot in your head, right down to construction. I do like the 'living wall' as the neat solution to very practical functions like W.C., shelving etc
Simply for representing a bold new artistic direction in (Mr!) Ryan Youngs portfolio it will be much studied by academics and students alike!
Nice work mate.

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