OPEN OFFICE

by Kenny Vanden Berghe
(Belgian studying at Florence Design Academy, Italy)

OPEN OFFICE SHED

OPEN OFFICE SHED

The "Open Office" shed is divided in 3 areas: a living/meeting area, a working area (a modular desk for up to 3 people, storage etc.) and a utilities area (coat-hanger, bathroom, sink, coffee machine etc.)


Besides offering a great view and creating the feeling of working outside, the big windows allow to save a lot of energy in terms of lighting, and heating during winter. Thus reducing the carbon print and the electricity consumption. There are no windows on the North side for higher isolation against the cold Northern winds. The solar panels on the roof supply the shed with the energy required for lighting and electrical appliances (computers, coffee machine etc.).

A water-tank is installed on the Northern side (for aesthetic reasons) to collect rainwater used for the toilet and the bathroom sink.

Furthermore the "OPEN OFFICE" is equipped with a wood-burning stove which creates a nice and cosy atmosphere, and provides cheap and natural heating when required. Its position is strategical as it allows an optimal circulation of heat in the entire shed.

But what makes the "OPEN OFFICE" really particular is the movable wooden panels placed on a railing system on the outside of the shed (cf. 2nd picture). These panels provide extra isolation and shading, privacy and intimacy. They also allow to create an infinite number of different atmospheres by simply moving them in different positions!

The "OPEN OFFICE", by the choice of its materials, is relatively cheap, secure (for files, computers etc.), fast to assemble, resistant to time and weather conditions and very ecofriendly!

Materials:
Concrete basis ;
Wood boards assembled by match-boarding, attached to an aluminum frame (more resistant than a wooden frame) ;
Insulation ;
Plaster Boards ;
Double glazed glass ;
LED lamps for lighting (very low consumption) ;
Solar panels ;
Water-tank ;
Alarm system.

Kenny Vanden Berghe
For full size pictures please visit: http://doyourecycle.org/shed.html

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Is it available?
by: Steve

I really like the look of the Open Office. Is it being manufactured - I'd like to find out more about getting one.

Thanks

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new
by: Amau

Very interesting!!!!

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Inspiring
by: Panos

If cost proves no prohibiting, I think you really have some good chances for commercial development and success!

Maybe an indicative "amortization"- via
energy-efficiency diagram would boost your effort.

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Good project!
by: Zazou

I like it!

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by: Emilie

Just : I like it.

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No doubt, the best!
by: Vincent Jakubowicz

Congratulation to the designer of this project. He combinate the most creative and realistic project. Thank's to show us the inside design to!

This is the most creative and complete project!


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great
by: Laow

Original, eco friendly and practical, this is an awsome design that surely has what it takes to win.

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grossssooooo
by: Anonymous

muy buena onda!!! ojala que gane!!!

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Very well done
by: Anonymous

Very well done - the best

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schieve architek
by: Géry

Don't mind the title.I am really impressed by your talent.

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A star is born!
by: Myriam

Congratulations Kenny,this is the starting point of a great career.

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Fantastic!
by: Analiesa

Your design is so forward thinking- imagine what a better (& more beautiful) a world we could live & work in if all designs were this thoughtful to the environment, estetics & peaceful environment. Your design is more than a shed- it's a state of mind, a way of living for the future. Bravo!

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Living dream
by: Anonymous

Very nice, looks like my living dream

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super !!
by: Anonymous

Super !! i love it

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Brilliant
by: Vassilis

Excellent efficient energy solutions and isolation planning. The interior is really nice:-)

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Nice design!!
by: Sandrine

Really nice design! I love it... Congratulations!!

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great
by: Julie

I would like to work in this office

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Sheddy de
by: Johnnie belinda

Kenny
A Great shed to start my granddaughters art studio in.
As always love following your work

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Congratulations! I love it
by: Emilie Dlx

Congratulations! I love it

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As always
by: Joshua Rayburn

As always Kenny, great job! Glad to see you are still doing wonderful work! Look forward to working with your company real soon!!!!!

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admire the project
by: Anonymous

would love the plans-- and use in our wooded property in Northern California

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perfect
by: Anonymous

i really like it

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nice
by: Luisa Pastor

I really like this design; it is very eco friendly, functional and beautiful …

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pas maaaaaaaaaaaal
by: Anonymous

MEGA BEAU

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Awsome visuals
by: Noel Zahra

i like this project most. very well done to the designers involved.

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Pleasant, practical, doable
by: Dososoti

This is something without too much complicating issues in building it. A lot of usable space and with many elements taken into consideration in an allover regard.

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Super!
by: O

If I had a garden, I'd definitely put up this one.

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On ne peut qu'encourager. Magnifique
by: anne-michelle

BRAVO -

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+++++
by: Anonymous

Simple but very effective design!

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Great
by: léa

Great! It's comfy and multifonctionnal.
You can use it as an office or as a place where you can relax and enjoy your evening.
Congrats

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nice!
by: Anonymous

excellent job! i really like it!

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great!
by: Anonymous

Hey! I really like the design and all the shed as a whole! excellent job! I wish to have the same in my yard :-)

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Not bad, needs more devepoment
by: Anonymous

It is not bad design, but it still needs more development. It looks little too preliminary. Presentation skill is really nice though.

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Nice, but missing some details.
by: E. Daniel Ayres

Pretty looking but missing a few details. I don't see how water is collected from the very slightly sloping roof, why there does not appear to be a solar water heater in addition to the solar panels that could provide a significant portion of the building's heat requirements, thereby reducing carbon emissions from the fireplace, etc.

IMHO these kinds of structures should be site-specific in design and take advantage of recycling opportunities, existing large trees, etc., etc.

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Great!
by: Anonymous

This is defenetly the best one!! I love it!!

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Best one!!!
by: Anonymous

A lovely concept and rendering. Optimum use of minimal resources. Overall a practically implementable and enjoyable shed :)

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nice design
by: chrisa

Nice design,should be lovely to work iN a place like this,love the renderings!good job.

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Beautiful
by: J. Urquico

I'm for the eco-friendly bit..:) and again it's beautiful..:)

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Nice renderings
by: Andrew

Great renderings and design considerations.

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fichissimo!!!
by: roberta


I wanto to live here!!very very nice Kenny...for me is more than 5 stars!!hihi....bacio

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Gorgeous
by: Jessica

Love the openness and all the windows..definitely feels like you are working outside.love it..good job

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excellent work
by: stella

brilliant idea!!!it's lovely!!

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Amazing
by: Fred

Very simple but effective design! Congrats for the nice renderings!!

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Very Ordinary
by: F. Gehry

This is so contrived and lacks some imagination and creativity. You can do better than this. Good luck.

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awesome shed design
by: natasha Bentley

very cool...practical & healthy for the mind n body.

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very elegant
by: Anonymous

but the rugged shed idea is completely lost

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beautiful
by: john

it is splendid, it gives desire for working there and it is cosy and it good for the environment. everything is thought there, it's perfect.

bravo, c'est magnifique, ça donne envie d'y travailler et c'est cosy et puis cela protège en même temps la nature. tout y est pensé,
parfait...


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beautiful
by: john

it is splendid, it gives desire for working there and it is cosy and it good for the environment. everything is thought there, it's perfect.

bravo, c'est magnifique, ça donne envie d'y travailler et c'est cosy et puis cela protège en même temps la nature. tout y est pensé,
parfait...


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Inspiration
by: Anonymous

Wonderful, anyone could use it for a variety of purposes. Would make a wonderful art workshop. I am an osteopath and it would be a perfect treatment rood with reception area.
There is a reason for the 4 stars though. Eco-friendly heating should be included. In England winter is not always sunny and it can freeze. To not include heating of some kind will only predispose the use of plug in heating which is often power guzzling. Perhaps you could include an optional extra eco-heater... at least that way you can choose something that fits into the design.

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Wonderfull
by: Diane

What a nice place where to study.
I'd love to work in such a sunny room.
Congratulations.

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Bravissimo !
by: Arnaud

Never seen such a nice open office. I'd love to work in such a peaceful and wonderful environment. Come on Mr Vanden Berghe.

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very nice!
by: Anonymous

Nice idea about the panels-sounds very interesting to be able to play with the different light during the day.Keep up the good job!

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Very nice and echo friendly
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Wish I could work in such an environmental friendly and bright office! Good job.

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by Yves
by: Anonymous

Yeah guy

Great job. I like it

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Commendable wrk
by: scarcity & choice

Simple yet effective esp since you`ve chocen to conserve alot of energy.

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nice
by: Kate

i like it

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open office
by: Anne

Very nice and also very square and straight. I would have been feeling more in harmony with a blend with some curves, like asians do so it would have been more yin yang.

Otherwise, I like very much the design, the materials, etc. Nice job!

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Love it!
by: Anonymous

a perfect solution to have the feeling of working outside without having all your papers flying away.

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Que bonito !!!
by: Touff

Pas mal du tout mon gars !!!!! J'vois que tu chômes pas :D

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Perfect work!!
by: Anonymous

Wooooowwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!

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Obsolete Idea
by: Anonymous

I guess this idea is in progress n just another nice rendered image....

4 stars 4r rendering

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earth friendly work space
by: TinaB

love the movable panels-- and open space/view of the big windows

would install a shed like this on my property

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great design!
by: Anonymous

Yes, this is a wonderful design and i would personally enjoy working in it. The only thing that I would adjust is your energy source. Solar panels take an incredible amount of energy to produce! Perhaps you could take a look into wind turbines and/or microbial heat sources (which could also replace your need for a wood burning stove).

Please feel free to inquire with me further if you so desire.
Have fun with your project.
dtangelicious

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I would love working there!
by: Hadrienne

Very nice office! I would love working there! This seems to be the perfect place to get inspired!

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Wonderful
by: Anonymous

A wonderful design. Like the idea of being able to decide how much light i would like, or whether i wantesd more privacy. Also, i'm glad it's more eco- freindly.

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solar panel comment
by: Anonymous

previous comment i think is correct
could have been better sloped, or multiple slopes on the rood to optimize solar radiation
but, to the whole design, nice!

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neat, sober and elegant
by: Anonymous

Nice and elegant.
Practical and affordable.
Ecofriendly and cozy.

What else can you possibly ask for ?

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excellent design
by: Bé

Excellent design! Bravo!

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the Shed
by: Howard Hunt

very clean design!

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solar light!!!
by: Arch.P.Vivaldi

to maximize the energy production in the small roof must be sloped to the south of 30 degrees ,four panels of amorphous, insignificant.

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well done
by: coco

very nice! I like it that look cozy

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It rocks!
by: Eddie

it really looks great and functionable, although it will not work in Finland... :D

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I like it!
by: Anonymous

It feels cozy and warm, but still full of light what is important for me.

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Seems to be very relaxing!
by: Laurent

Well done! Go ahead and go on suprising us with marvelous projects.

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GREAT
by: Aude

Very nice idea!!

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great
by: Anonymous

great!

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Great idea!
by: Els De Mol

I like the fact that you used moving panels for creating different atmospheres and at the same time allowing light/warmth to come in. Nice job....when will you bring it on the market??? heheh

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Bravo - très lumineux
by: Cécile

C'est super, Kenny, simple mais surtout très attractif par la luminosité. S'intègre bien dans la nature. Bravo et bonne continuation.

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by: Anonymous

Conventional.

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Waaw
by: Anonymous

Well done! Simply fantastic!

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Très cool !
by: w00tic


Simple et bien intégré à la nature !

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great idea!!!
by: Anonymous

Fantastic and bright! I would love something like this as a studio on my yard! Are you making the plans available?

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Quite cool
by: A fin


Not bad at all, although I think one would have challenging times in there during the winter if you build it where I live - Finland.

I like the over all design and feel of it.

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Eco
by: Anonymous

Simply like it! :)

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A succes, indeed.
by: Quentin Martens

Amazing idea. I love to work outside. To develop, for sure.

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damn
by: Anonymous

it looks amazing! thx for contribbuting to a better future!

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Simply lovely!
by: Anonymous

Simply lovely! Great design and respect of the environment.. Bravo

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Exceptional
by: dave

That is a shed I would love to work in!!! Good job!

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well put together
by: Anonymous

title explains it all!

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very nice
by: Anonymous

very well thought out with sustainability, materials, space usage, design, etc... great great great

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Good design
by: bobby

Good design. The space is very small but well organized. Good job.

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size
by: Kenny

The size of the shed is 4mx6m, fake ceiling inside is at a hight of 2m50, the roof is 2m75 in the lower part and 3m in the highest part.

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very nice
by: ggbt

the perfect shed for me!! Very very nice!!!!
I love the idea of the panels

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