Modern Shed Office

by Patrick Ladendecker
(St. Louis, MO, USA)

front entrance and exterior seating

front entrance and exterior seating

The Modern Shed Office is designed as an alternate space to work and study. I wanted to retain a visual connection to the outside as well as create exterior seating that could be used during pleasant weather. While the building is specifically sited for my use, it can be placed virtually anywhere.


The interior space boasts a 100 square foot office with bookshelves, a desk, and reading/lounging area. Windows are punched through the facade opposite of the curtain wall to continue the visual connection to the outside. A ceiling fan is used for lighting and ventilation. I wanted a clean and simple space that didn't mimic the feeling of an office cubicle but instead a space that would inspire creativity.

The multi-level porch/stairs invite you from the ground up to the office level as well as provide exterior seating. The porch also includes four concrete planters with native flowers. The simplicity of the form allows the shed to be customized by finish and color to fit the user. The shed sits on six concrete piers to lighten it's impact on the site. This pier foundation also allows the shed to adapt to many different sites with slopes whereas a typical shed would require costly excavation for proper siting.

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not that inspiring
by: Anonymous

not to exciting although its trying to be.

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Not so practical in the garden
by: Din, IO

The outdoor seems to be not so practical because it's too modern and high tech for the quite place where it should be

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Wow
by: Anonymous

Who wouldn't want to work there!

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Modern Shed
by: Anonymous

Great looking design.

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Awesome!
by: Anonymous

I love this design!!

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Gladly take one in my...
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backyard. Would love to work with nature's view surrounding me!

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Great View
by: Anonymous

I love how many windows there are. I work in an office and the best part is my large wrap around windows. If this was a typical shed, there would need to be a significant amount of storage for outdoor equipment. This would be a great addition to a work shop or large shed. It would give you the option of getting down to business while still enjoying the outdoors. Great idea.

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Modern
by: Anonymous

Very modern and well thought out. It shows that sheds can be more than just a storage unit.

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Modern Shed Office
by: Anonymous

You could either work indoors or outdoors. How great would that be? My cube is back in the corner with no windows even visible.
I would love the opportunity to work in such an environment.

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Great idea.
by: Anonymous

Beautiful design. I like the concept of being in closed quarters yet outside is very accessible. It leaves a lot of room for ideas that may just be walking by.

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Modern Shed Office
by: rvv

Modern and sleek. I like the clean lines and the versatility that 100 square feet offers for work or play. It's a modern take on the sunroom concept. I want one!

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Modern Shed Office
by: Anonymous

Very clean and attractive design. I like the idea that it is a stand alone office space that could be located almost anywhere on a piece of property. All the windows would let you enjoy the outside when you need a break from work. The size is more than adequate for an office space and the porch is a nice addition. If used as a shed 100 square is big enough to fit all of your lawn equipment.

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