Shed Design Competition 2009

When voting finished at midnight GMT on 30th November 2009 the winner was the OPEN OFFICE by Kenny Van Den Berghe a student at the Florence Academy of Design.

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Shed Design Competition 2009 Finalists:

A big thankyou to all entrants to this years competition, there were 70 entries when the commenting stage closed. The 10 entries with the most comments at the closing time (increased from 5 due to the volume of entries and comments) are listed below.

When the competititon closed for new entries at midnight GMT on 31st October 2009 the 10 entries with the most comments were (in no particular order).

Links open design in a new window:

Contemporary California Shed
A Garden Studio
Box Office
Architects Garden Studio
Inside Outside Office Shed
Nature's Shed
Art Shed
Open Office
Junk Art
ECO-Traveller - Office on the road


Shed Design Competition 2009

This years Shed Design Competition builds upon the Shedworking garden office design competition where we all won a prize back in June!

shedworking hqIt seemed to me that there was such a reservoir of ideas and talent out there why not have another opportunity to express those ideas and get a bit of fun and recognition from them?

I have decided to splash out a bit this year an provide a prize of an Apple Ipod Nano 8Gb for the winning entry.

This is the brief for this years competition:

Imagine that you are about to start working from home.

This could be because you are starting a small business. It could be that your company is moving towards a more geographically diversified workforce. It might be a part–time work space or a full time office. You might be working alone or as a small team. It could be for office-work or as a workshop or art-studio.

What would your garden office look like?

What would be the features that you would include? Is eco-friendliness important? Is the outside appearance more important than what goes on inside? How big would it be? What would be the essentials within the shed to help bring out the best in you?

Use your imagination to come up with an attractive well thought through design? From last years experience there were a wide range of designs but the winner did I great job of creating an attractive image (although the actual architecture was very straightforward) and combined it with an excellent description of how the shed would work.

The basic rules of the competition are here.

To qualify for entry you must do the following

beautiful shed1. Create an image of your ideal shed using the brief above.

This could be using traditional drawing materials. Like last years winner >>

Or


Create a computer-generated image using Sketchup.

Or



Some other method....




2. Tell us a bit about how your shed would be used and features that would be important to you.


Some basic hints on shed design are here.


The entries from last year

The judging for the prize will be in two stages. Firstly, once your entry has been accepted e-mail your friends, workmates and relations and get them to comment on your entry to give support and encouragement. (please keep this real as I have a method of detecting if you are submitting lots of comments from one computer ;-))

The five entries with the most comments on the closing date will be the finalists. I will then create a Poll for you the Readers of Shed Building Monthly to vote and determine the winner.

The Contenders.....

Part of the judging for this competition is based on what YOU the reader have to say. Make your comments and suggestions on the designs after clicking on the links below.

Shed Building Monthly Dec 2009 
Welcome to the December 2009 issue of Shed Building Monthly! In this issue we announce the winner of this years Shed Design competition. Before …

HomeWorks 
HomeWorks are an independent office space suitable for any work at home professional. This facility is less than 250 square feet yet has ample work …

Contemporary California Shed 
The Contemporary California Shed design was inspired from the architectural language and location of the United States west coast while considering the …

Black Box 
My office shed is named "BlackBox." It's a box filled with techie stuff, painted black on the outside. I created glass roof panels and glass paneled …

ECO Traveler - Office on the road 
The ECO Traveler concept is a shed office on wheels, specially designed to be towed by a car, van or pickup by means of a bumper or frame hitch. The ECO …

junk art 
The design incorporates recycled building materials like concrete sewer pipes main working area , rubber sheets for flooring , glass bottles that …

Sculpture Shed 
My shed is very personal to me. I see the shed more like a Sculpture that occupies real space like we do; you walk around it and relate to it almost as …

OPEN OFFICE 
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 …

Design Deckhouse 
Client: A female illustrator who finds her inspiration for children's books from nature and the world around her. Location: East coast. …

THE_SHED 
The need for a woodshop/painting studio was unavoidable once we bought our own house and our family began to grow. I was building furniture out of …

HANGING GARDEN 
HANGING GARDEN Concept Alien space shuttle has been detached from space ship and fallen in Girnar mountain in India. Description Surrounding …

Art Shed 
Art shed provides peace and quiet for artists. It allows them to seemingly paint outdoors, even on bad weather. It has big glass surfaces which provide …

Home Office G2009 
Concept is to design multi-functional green office shed considering affordable/feasible construction method. 10X12 shed is made out of wood construction …

Shedstudio 
Measures are 2.50X2.50mt h 2.50mt- extra terrace 2.00x2.50mt. Structure in recycled iron with water based paint. Roof in metal sheets with plants …

Tranquil Garden Shed 
The concept was to create a simple, well lit, peaceful space for working. The shed's wood siding helps it blend into the flourishing garden that it …

The Gem Shed 
The dry build structural solution (standard 100mm I beam steel profiles) were all assembled on site like a “meccano” in 1 week with very little disruption …

Inside Outside Office Shed 
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 …

Super Solar Shed/Office/Cabin 
This shed/cabin was built from all new materials (except windows and doors which were recycled) for under $2000. It is 14x14 with a full loft and approximately …

Architect's garden studio  
This shed is designed as a place that allows a young architect to enjoy working on various projects, a place that is more than just a garden office...it …

Treepod 
The form of treepod is inspired by bamboo shoot-a young bamboo sprout that appears on the base of bamboo trees. The structure of treepod is a hybrid …

Box Office 
This home office studio will have you thinking outside the box. Inspiration to create and design can be found not only in the structure but in its …

A Garden Studio 
A modern A-frame structure establishes a strong architectural expression, forming a dynamic office studio that celebrates and enhances its surroundings. …

GREEN Office 
The “Green Office” has several characteristics that make it viable as an indoor/outdoor office retreat. It responds well to its garden context and successfully …

Emergency Shed. 
Essentially a modified shipping container. Folds out to be a home away from home, complete with power gained from solar panels, a table, chairs and even …

Young Architect Dream 
The main idea of this design is to provide enough space both for storage architectural stuff as abnormal amount of paper, pencils, rules etc., and for …

Urban Shed - Garden in a box 
As cities continually grow the idea of having a garden will soon be a luxury. Having a garden shed will be a gift. So what if you live in a city and have …

"Unhinged" Garden Office 
Unfold your workspace into a lawn under the blue sky: all you need is a laptop and some appropriated nature. When folded the shed is naturally ventilated- …

simple shed 
This is build for small office and it's inspired by post box in my country

My Garden Office 
The Concept:this design is a fusion of Contemporary and Modern Architecture..........and also try to add some more day light by providing long window and …

The Second Best Shed! 
Almost Amazing!

Nature Secret base 
At how do future people co-exist with nature This will be an important topic. Have to just provide 1 and don't need to cause the burden structure …

My Small Office 
Shed Design: Design title: My small Office. Design Philosophy: I designed a very small office with higher daylight factor. By providing eco glass glazing …

NOT A BOX 
This garden-office shed is designed to create an interior space and exterior image that are contemporary and innovative, to provide adequate work-space …

Slat shed 
The slat shed evolved from first constructing a compost platform and enclosure. I added two creosoted poles to the back side to complete the square for …

Nelson's Shed 
my names nelson this is my play pen/shed. i can't roam free because of the coyotes and i spend my outside time playing around my shed. i had some …

Super Shed 
The Super Shed is full of special features. It sits higher off the ground to provide the inhabitants with better site lines and natural ventilation. …

Modern Traditional Shed 
The form is derived from a typical wooden shed and is adapted to up-to-date office demands. There is enough space for a toilet, storage space, a meeting …

Nature's Shed  
Inspired by the settings of my childhood backyard, this shed is strongly based on the site context and begins to blur the boundary between structure and …

shed@greenhouse 
On the most basic level, we build a shed to provide for a use that needs to be shielded from or interfaced with the elements - rain, snow, wind, sun, flying …

The Solar (powered) Shed 
I designed this shed based on Eco-Friendly techniques. Some of the materials are recyclable, for example the aluminum framework for the greenhouse portion, …

micro shed + office 
The shed was designed for one of my client but never built in this form. There was very limited space in the back garden, surrounded by stone wall from …

X CUBED: Re-Examining the Cubicle 
X CUBED: Re-Examining the Cubicle Expand Expand the perception of an office. …

My place to relax 
You choice what you like it can have everything inside and outside you tell the design works with everything as a studio, office anything its a relax place …

Sustainable Design Studio Shed 
The Sustainable Design Studio Shed is designed to utilize basic eco-friendly concepts and materials to create sustainable space. Rainwater collection, …

The Wild Blue Monster! 
It does pretty much everything! It turns Republicans to Democrats and vice-versa!

The Best Shed! 
Simply Amazing!

modular-minimal-space shed 
The intention is to design a functional, modern shed as a “small office”, for a young business starter. By using prefabricated-basic-modules the costs …

The Studio Shed - (A response to the fallen economy worldwide and current housing market) 
With the state of the worldwide economy, there are many people worldwide who are having to down size their homes, also for first time buyers looking for …

Beach Bunker / 
beach bunker / The shed based on the old beach bunkers in France and Denmark. it is a place to be on your own after a hard work day. You have the chance …

CUBE 0101 
It has form, it can be used as an office and studio. Hope U like it, leave a comment.

House of Doors 
Doors are ubiquitous, and come in solid, screened, windowed, whatever. I designed a frame around standard door sizes, so that anyone could erect the frame …

Traditional Grain Shed 
As a boy I was fascinated by a shed I saw once that was built on top of stone mushrooms - the reason for this was to keep the rats out of what was a storage …

A shed for Him and for Her 
This shed is designed near a pool. The basic idea is to create a comfortable work space for a couple who prefer to work from home. This shed has few feature …

Office Shed 
Modern Shed..........

Zen Place 
A minimal style shed made of woods and glass. With all the curtains drawn back, the interior space of the shed is connected with the beautiful scenery …

The Distingui Shed 
The aim is to provide a stylish, comfortable, safe and practicable working environment that is still essentially a garden shed. A place to work uninterrupted …

Studio Shed 
This modern shed is designed to accommodate a running design studio. With plenty of space and natural light it is an inspiring and practical place to work …

Water Design Studio 
My shed is a design studio aimed to incorporate water and nature through visual and sound. I find water in every form very therapeutic and by designing …

Hybrid Shed 
The shed that I have created is a hybrid shed which is constructed by joining together two different types of shed into one. The first part …

Wheeled Field Office 
A self energized office on wheels, with PV and solar hot water panels and generous roof skylights, this office will go with you anywhere and is designed …

Panoramic View Office 
A simple design that lets in lots of fresh air and natural light and immerses you in the natural environs of your garden. Inspired by the gazebo-style …

An atelier and a Laboratorium. 
My parents both are with pension (I'm from belgium, so my english will sound strange somethimes, I'm sorry for this My mother has been a housemother …

Compact  
Small, Sturdy and Light. A Compact office shed. Get away from the call centre look and sweaty offices. Work at home, and what better style could you …

Garden Shed Garden 
The shed is based on a shipping container stack , and is meant to be home to a generous garden. It has internal winter gardens , rooftop garden rooms …

3 IN 1 Shed 
Nature versus Culture Direct encounter between the occupant and surroundings. Camouflaged and concealed. Glass -mirrors that masks the exterior …

Earth Shed 
There is already too little space left around an average suburban house. Earth shed is not a separate building, but a part of the landscape. Standard …

Home Work Studio 
I'm studying multimedia design, and often can not see more around me, technology, steel, computers, gray, so this office was a way for me to contrast with …

The Chaotically Organised Shed 
This fanciful shed was inspired by the organised chaos of the everyday shed. Playing with the objects and the spaces between objects usually scattered …

MORPHING SHED 
The typical shed seems to be a rigid element for storage. With the development of 3D modeling software the varieties for new typologies are to be explored. …

The Poop Box Shed! 
Imagine you walk into the space and you pee your pants with excitement. Once in the space your cancer is cured by the cascading light that engulfs …

FACE TO FACE 
A OFFICE WITH 4 KINDS OF SPACE USED AS OFFICE,COMMUNICATION,ENJOYING PERSONAL TIME,AND PASSAWAY. A NEW WORKING STYLE IN THIS OFFICE TOWN A FACE TO FACE …

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