Inside Outside Office Shed

by Jorge Fontan
(New York, N.Y., U.S.A.)

Inside Outside

Inside Outside

The main reason to have a garden office is to be in the outdoors.


This shed has four sliding glass doors at the front and two sets of sliding glass windows on the side that open allowing the shed to be part of the garden. One can work inside the shed wile feeling like they are outside in the garden. There is a rear door and stairs to a roof deck on top of the shed, this space can be for relaxation or work.

The design intends to limit the distinction from the interior shed to the exterior garden.

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RE: no no
by: Anonymous

The stairs go to the roof deck so if you are too cold to use the stairs in the winter then you probably wouldn't want to be on the roof anyway would you, and there are many parts of the world that don't get cold ever. If the stairs were inside you would need an enclosure for them on the roof that wouldn't fit with the design.

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No no
by: Anonymous

It's very friendly. But the stair is outside ... i don't like it ... Imagine in winter ... it is cold

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!!!
by: Anonymous

WELL DONE

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Office Shed
by: Anonymous

GREAT WORK! LOVE THE SPACE AND THE FUNCTIONALITY!

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beautiful
by: Anonymous

love the back hidden stairs, nice idea!

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appealing design
by: Anonymous

Nice compact design. Liked the use of large sliding doors for light and ventilation. The exterior stairs are "built-in" and don't stick out of the main design like an afterthought. Clever use of the roof.

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Nice office
by: Olga

I like how it blurs the definition between inside and out. The glass could be photovoltaic to generate some electricity and go green.

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nice dude
by: Anonymous

sweet style, i love the contemporary approach to this shed. seems sweet to me, a little out of place though in site context...

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prefabrication
by: Anonymous

i like this shed because you could have mentioned how it is constructed. i think it could be prefabricated off site and different pieces could be adjusted and such. wondering about the structure though, dont see any.

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nice but...
by: Anonymous

is this shed desinged for a specific location, this may determine if additional shading devices are needed or if window openings need to change. what about any sustainable materials? i like though!

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Interesting
by: Rafael

I think that having an office in your backyard could be very convinient. could this design generate its own energy? That can make it way better.

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so is this a shed?
by: Anonymous

not sure if this is exactly an office shed, seems to be more of a prefabricated housing unit or something. nonetheless i like it.. but is it a shed?

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well done
by: CHRISTIAN

NICE USE OF THE ROOF, AND GOOD USE OF NATURAL LIGHT. WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT WITH A SKYLIGHT AND SOME SUN SHADING ELEMEMTS

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A space worthy of meditation
by: Reverened Low

This too busy world,
Surrounded by distractions,
Your shed enlightens.


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Great space
by: Thomas

Very well laid out.. Love the roof top.

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very sharp
by: Anonymous

thanks for the nice shed / office... well connected to the exterior while providing an adequate interior, great job!

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Excellent innovation
by: govt architecture

I hope your design signals the death of those little fake barns they sell at home depot. There is no reason a shed can't be beautifully designed and purposed for something higher than sheilding the lawn mover from snow. (Those junky ones always collapse under snow loads anyway.) I, for one, think I would get more work done in your shed than I do in my home office. Work wouldn't feel like a such a torment on a nice day. By the way, how would your shed be insulated for those of us in the North?

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nice office
by: Olga

If one needs office in the woods, this would be it! :)
I like the top floor especially...good use of space

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Outstanding
by: Nelson

Most sheds are ugly and provide only one purpose which is to store junk, tools, crap etc. this is most certainly an efficient/multipurpose way to make use of this space; outstanding work.

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Chic and classic
by: Bootsy

I would be very pleased to work here. I could also imagine turning it into a little backyard bar for a weekend party.

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Looks Cool
by: Anonymous

I like that it will feel more like being outside. And the roof deck is a great place to have lunch :)

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Nice
by: Anonymous

I like it!

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flexibility
by: Julie

The flexibility and compact nature of the plan is great! I like the contrast and use of materials.

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"Less is More"
by: kokchee

"Less is More". The open clear glass at the front is welcoming and introducing great lighting. I like the idea of using the roof as a social space, which incorporating into office environment. I don't see any S.F. is wasted within the program.

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Cool
by: Anonymous

Very much like the idea of opening up the office during a nice spring day! What size footprint does the shed take up?

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Office Shed
by: Kamela

I love it!

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Great concept
by: HMS

The concept is very interesting. I especially like the outside roof area. You organized the space well. Looks very functional.

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Awesome!
by: Vera

I love this idea!!!!!I wish Barclays had an office like that.

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Materials
by: Jorge Fontan

The shed is wood framed with Wood siding and cement board as finish materials.

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well done
by: Anonymous

this is a well put together project overall. i appreciate the ability of the shed to open up to the exterior while maintain a sense of privacy. the use of the roof is very clever as well. my only question is what materials and how is it constructed?

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