Sunday, March 18, 2018

Urban off-grid garden office

This off-grid garden office in Christchurch, New Zealand, was designed by Shrewsbury-based architects and designers CandO (see here for details of their Beehive tiny house) in the aftermatch of the 2011 earthquake. They worked with Sustainable Habitat Challenge (SHAC) to design and build this movable office for the Life in Vacant Spaces Trust (LiVS), helped by volunteers. Here's what they say about it:
Following the wake of the 2011 earthquake the office was to be in the spirit of the charities mission to help revitalise Christchurch’s many vacant sites . The brief was to provide a comfortable working environment for two employees in just 10m² to avoid building consent requirements. The small plan was made to feel bigger with a lofty roof and projecting window seat. Further space was delineated with a covered entrance veranda, solar panel awning and fenced off exterior deck. 
Three solar panels supply power for laptops, printers and lighting while the frame (including windows, insulation and cladding) and some of the interior was put together largely using salvaged materials from post earthquake demolition.
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