The Gem Shed
by David Hingamp
The Gem Shed in its closed position
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 to the existing garden.
To reduce costs we decided to use standard internal bi-folding glazed partitions to enable a frameless finish to the outside of the building.
The 12mm toughened glass and acid etched panels glide open by just a light push and stack up on each side of the building. In the open position, the corner steel post is the only apparent structure; the seamless floors blend in and the shed becomes an open space and fully integrated to the existing garden. In its closed position, the glazing reflects the garden.
At night, the shed becomes a soft glowing feature and contributes to the whole garden experience.