Thursday, July 20, 2017

Living Hut by Plankbridge

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Business & Pleasure at RHS Tatton

Continuing from today's earlier post, here is Jake Curley's Business & Pleasure garden which is not only a Gold winner but also:
inspired by New York's rooftops and the High Line. Designed as a functional office space in a natural setting, the garden aims to enhance creativity and happiness throughout the working day. A long meeting table looks out over spectacular views, illustrating the juxtaposition of the space and its use.
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Studio Unwired at RHS Tatton

We did a preview last week of the garden offices at RHS Tatton and the first images of them in place are now coming through. Here is Ula Maria Bujauskaite's Studio Unwired which has deservedly won a Gold and the Best Young Designer. More winners later today. A reminder of what the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition is all about
Our three young designer finalists will create their very first RHS Show Garden. Each will be judged for an RHS medal but only one will be crowned the RHS Young Designer 2017. This year the finalists have been asked to create a garden office – inspired by the idea of using gardens as a workspace, whether as a practical or quiet space, a place to hold meetings or a space within an urban setting.


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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

How to turn a shed into a studio

Piano Raft - Workshop/Studio from Liverpool Leeds Canal #shedoftheyear
For those looking to create or transform a garden shed, interior designers Nicole Salveson and Mary Graham of Salveson Graham have some advice: treat the space like a room in the house. By embracing the particulars of her garden's environment, Nicole's bespoke garden studio at her London home is both practical and beautiful.
 More tips at House & Garden
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Monday, July 17, 2017

Pyramid Pod garden office



A marvellous garden office design from Echo Living run by designer Sam Booth with a very unusual triple pyramid roofing scheme. Built for shedworkers on the Isle of Wight, it also includes a kitchenette, woodburning stove, skylights, large double-glazed doors, and lavatory. The office was craned into the sloping site complete with all fixtures and fittings - it's insulated with sheep wool in walls, floor and ceiling but there is also underfloor heating for added comfort. The whole thing is clade in larch with oak floors and spruce panels inside. --------------------------------------------------------------------
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Can you deliver a garden office through the house?


Warwick Buildings answer just this question with the video above with a 2.4m x 3.8m music studio installation with a mono pitched roof. --------------------------------------------------------------------
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Friday, July 14, 2017

Minilogue's woodland cabin music studio

Scandinavian techno music group Minilogue was a collaboration between Sebastian Mullaert and Marcus Henriksson who have since gone their separate musical ways. But here's a marvellous video of them at work in their shedlike cabin near MalmΓΆ. --------------------------------------------------------
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The Prospectors wagon for sale



Reuben Hayward runs Drifters Conversions, a bespoke campervan and panel van conversion service, based in west Wales, has just put up his build The Prospectors wagon up for sale on ebay. Here's what he says about it:
I built this caravan for my family 2 years ago while my converted classic coach was off the road. We used it for 1 summer and then put it away as the coach is now in good health. Last year I bought the caravan out of the barn, I striped it right back and started a full rebuild and refit, keeping the original trailer, end walls, windows,roof frame and the roof supports. It's built on an Ifor williams 16' twin axle trailer, all sides are removable to expose the wooden side panels. The structure is externally wrapped with breathable membrane, the side and end walls are clad with timber and it has just had a brand new canvas fitted, I’ve used top grade canvas for this which is fire and rot resistant.
Features include a kitchen with two-ring cooker/grill, solid oak worktops, an oak dining table which converts into a large bed, insulated floor with reclaimed floorboards, woodburning stove, all with 16 amp mains power hook up plus battery and inverter if you want to live off grid.

"At the front by the towing hitch there is a storage box, which houses the gas bottle," says Rueben. "I tow this with my Mitsubishi shogun. Being built on an Ifor Williams trailer it tows fantastically and is very stable. I would recommend a 4x4 or a large van for towing." --------------------------------------------------------
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Garden office unfolds in 10 minutes


A remarkable construction from Oxfordshire-based Ten Fold Engineering who have come up with what they call a self-deploying technique to 'build' anything from beach huts to houses using a hand-held battery-powered drill. The buildings can also tuck themselves up again when you want to move house. Here's a couple of examples below:


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