shed@greenhouse

by Aza Summers
(Honokaa, Hawaii)

shed@greenhouse

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 and crawling organisms or other natural stuff - and should be designed to provide a suitable environment for the intended use. If you want to provide an environment that is habitable, then you will need to consider lighting, ventilation, heating or cooling, views, and other personal requirements, along with these extreme climate conditions.


The shed@greenhouse concept proposes to provide a solution to your particular needs by articulating each sheltering element, and then selecting appropriate options. It is a "two skin" solution - an outer greenhouse "skin", and an inner shed "skin". You could make your vegetable garden in between, in the greenhouse area.

The greenhouse "skin" can be adjusted to control wind and insects, and the UV, intensity, color, or other aspects of the natural light from the sun, while allowing light, views, ventilation with screening or filtered air intake. This provides a modified environment for your shed.

Your shed "skin", inside the greenhouse, can be designed to further ameliorate your environment, providing privacy, shade, heat and sound insulation, or views out as desired, and will not ever be rained upon, thus adjusting easily to the modified environment supplied by the greenhouse.

Your shed could be built with virtually any suitable material and would not need to shield your environment from extreme conditions. As long as it is structurally suitable, your shed can take on any shape or character you like, inside the greenhouse environment. The example shown is an office with curved windows, clerestory windows and skylights over dark spots. Insert your own shed fantasy here.

The greenhouse space between your "shed" and the real world could be inhabited by carrots, beans, lettuce and birds.


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A Green Shed That Comes In Many Colors!
by: CYZEN

Very innovative and unique! This will really allow you to take the outdoors with you to the indoors. Now cover the outer greenhouse skin with Thin-film, see-through photovoltaic sheets and you can have your cake and eat it too. It may sound funny if I call this "thinking outside the box, but it really is. Great idea.

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simple secret garden
by: Anonymous

it's a beautiful idea actually. You can build whatever office, a simple box with windows and walls and electricity (a bathroom) inside and surround it with a simple glass greenhouse. You could make a gorgeous local plant exhibition with a hidden hideaway with a view! like a secret garden!

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Love it!
by: GreenBoy

Are you a fan of the Biosphere 2 project?

Ref:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biosphere_2

This enclosed environment would be a great place to play with Hydroponics and other controlled environmental agriculture.

Ref: http://ag.arizona.edu/ceac/CEAC/WhatIsHydroponics.htm

Great idea if you have space to get the light in.

Good idea - totally out side the box!


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a shed or a house addition
by: Anonymous

way too large of a project for a shed office design

simplicity is key sometimes...

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overkilled
by: Anonymous

Way too much involved with just a shed, a shed is merely a simple object, not a technical masterpiece. Sheds are not completely occupied, so the demands of nature at not as extreme as would be present in a house, hence why we do not air condition sheds, we do not use them as often. The outer skin is a wasteful use of materials, think of the biodome, not successful. A shed of simplier solutions could be designed.

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