Tranquil Garden Shed

by Jeff
(Sacramento, Ca)

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 is engulfed in. The glass sliding doors open up to a wood deck that's shaded by a canopy of ivy wrapped trellis.

Clerestory windows on top, along with a very large framed window behind the desk, provide an abundant amount of daylight as well as views of the beautiful garden as one works. The window features an exaggerated window sill that provides space for small flower pots to be placed directly in the worker's line of sight.

The view of colorful flowers, a lovely garden, and a deck sitting bench shaded by ivy leaves all culminate in a much more relaxing day at the office.

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I like it.
by: R Edmonds

A very peaceful and inviting place.

Its all in the detailing
by: GreenBoy

A structure like this was years ago the opitamey of modern desing - Thanks Cobusier!

And as one comment said this is now a 'traditional' design. Howerver the things that make a simple box like this realy something special is in the detailing. What wood you clad it in, the size and spacing of the cladding to give a constant color or great shadow play, the material for the doors and windows, crips minamalist metal or warm and friendly wood.

This is nice, and i like the vine - add shade to sit out in summer

by: Anonymous

i like the overal detail of this design, but some structural issues seem lacking. the vine on the side seems a little tacky too, but overal nice!

by: Anonymous

A little too traditional, but it looks nice. How does the roof support snow/rain loads, seems a little minimal for environmental elements. Maybe some more views would help to explain the overall building.

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