Thursday, July 30, 2009

The new generation of outdoor rooms

Garden offices are all over the media at the moment: today's Daily Telegraph has a good piece by Renée Green and photographs by Rebecca Bernstein, looking at the shedworking revolution in general and profiling Chris Hedley-Dent, a figurative painter and art teacher, in particular who bought a Stealth model from Roost. Here's a snippet:
"I could have built an extension or covered the patio, but I prefer to have a working space away from the house – keeping the paint and oil smells away from the rest of the family," [says Chris]. Despite being in rural Spreyton, the garden was relatively small and in an unusual rhombus shape. It posed some real design challenges. 'And I wanted something contemporary, not just a garden shed,’ he adds.
The piece quotes a study by ARA Research last year which estimates the garden building market "to increase by up to 25 per cent over the next three years, taking its market value to an estimated £155 million". This seems a high figure to me... There's a really nice gallery of garden offices at the top of the piece which is well worth a browse including the Pavilion (above) inspired by the Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe from Stiff & Trevillion.
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  3. I love the clean lines, and most of all the amount of light that floods into the structure.Good job Lads! Its also a joy to see so many different types materials used.