Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Clare Potter's Butterfly Pavilion

A lovely gardening office designed and built by Clare Potter on the 'three r' principle (reduce, reuse, recycle): using a standard 6 x 4 shed kit as the basis, it also features a green sedum 'butterfly' roof, wormery, beehive and solar panel as well as recycled plastic windows. Last week the Butterfly Pavilion headed to Glasgow to the wildlife area of the Ideal Home Show Scotland where it was part of a section encouraging sustainability (with their reclaimed aluminium potting bench and blackboard with internal hooks made from old pieces of cutlery).
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1 comment:

  1. It's good to experiment but I'm not sure how well a butterfly roof would perform long term in draining moisture away from inside the structure. It's good to recycle but I think this design may ensure the self destruction of the shed in short order which would defeat the purpose of all the effort of recycling. There's a reason why roofs have looked the way they have for thousands of years.