Thursday, November 01, 2007

Carly Greenway wins shed design competition


'Re-tyre to the end of the garden' by Carly Greenway is the winner of The Spot Brief competition which has been running this year to design a garden shed for the 21st century. This is how Carly describes it:
"The shed, constructed from re-cycled tyres makes use of some of the 15 million waste rubber tyres that Britain produces every year. Some of the tyres are glazed as windows, others are boarded up and act as cubby holes in which to store gardening paraphenalia. Shed owners benefit from the flexibility of this arrangement internally, enabling them to design their own wall of tyres depending on light, views and storage requirements. The short side comprises longer shelves and bench seat at the base of the wall. Externally, the shed is also customisable with the option to plant up the troughs created by half tyres."
The judges were editor of Architects' Journal Online and the magazine's special projects correspondent, Ruth Slavid, Amir Sanei, founder of Sanei Hopkins Architects, and Alastair Parvin, winner of the first Line of Site design competition. Slavid called it "an alluring sketch that sets the scene perfectly for the proposal which itself stands out as completely different." The runners up were Alexander Allen ('20:01, a spatial odyssey') and Anders Linde ('Slice'). It was a marvellous competition and if you haven't been to the site yet, please do go and have a good browse.

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