Urban Shed - Garden in a box

by Daryl Robbins
(Aberdare)

Daryl Robbins

Daryl Robbins

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 a garden shed. . . .well I guess first you would need a garden. Why not have both.


The urban shed, a place to sit and enjoy the sun, wihout the hassle of mowing the lawn. The small piece of Oasis could live on the roof of a five storey concrete brutalist masterpiece and be that small peice of contemplation space needed in the fast pace of the city.

It may not be soundproof but has space to store the tea/cocktails chairs to sit and enjoy the views and a wind shield to help moderaste temperatures.

All made from recycled panels of timber and thin steel frames, not too distant from the shelves you find in supermakets. The grass panels which have a lattice design would allow for samll amounts of grass to grow horizontally and vertically and the translucent louvred windbreak will act as the light source and ventilation for photosynthesis to take place. Adaptations could be made to suit the user with possible flowers replacing one of the table panels .etc

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nice job
by: Anonymous

good thinking outside the box for the city people, not sure how exactly the portable grass pads would work though, and how the store shelving would fit together, this seems a little... not needed, i guess.. but great thinking

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by: Enzo

Realy cool idea, I like how it could be made from recycled parts. I like the idea of giving some1 a shed with a built in garden. Its clever

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great
by: Anonymous

i really like the personal adaptability with this design, great work.. thoughtful to think of city dwellers

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really clever
by: Jana

really clever

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What a shed?
by: Stuart James Williams BSc


I like the concept of a shed for the city. Not sure the idea of the "garden" has come through as much as I would have like to have seen. Yet the simple construction and idea of a social hub on a roof is brilliant. The design is simple and has potential to be a reality, yet the best architecture I find has always been gernerated from the simplest of ideas.

Good Job Daryl Robbins (Aberdare)

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