UK Architecture graduate win competition to design French Bike Sheds

I can’t see something like this happening in the UK – sheds for all I say! Taken from Loire & Loges In 2005, the French National Federation of the Building industry (FFB) approached the Touraine association of young architects, the Girafe for the construction of a new age vineyard cabin. Big sister of the cabin…

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Weird but inventive shed of the month – Current Shed

This from the BBC A History of the world by Hazel Jones This curious object was made by the artist Hazel Jones whilst she was in her final year at the Silversmithing and Jewellry Department of the Royal Collage of Art in London in the late 80’s. At that time she was “inventing” gadgets and…

Recycled Meditation Temple shed

We could all use a peaceful escape from the bustle and stress of our daily lives, but not many of us have the luxury or time to hop on a plane and jet off to a secluded beach or private mountain cabin. But what if we told you that a similar place existed in your…

A cantilevered foot bridge out of logs – with a shed

The wonderful instructables has this great make Come and see this bridge in Petersburg, Alaska! I acquired a grant to put in a bridge over a stream that was between a park and a mile long trail. The plan had been to install a glue-lam or log bridge across a 50 foot wide part of…

Three sheds entwined (love not lust) #TwitterPicture live

The wonderfully talented Johanna Basford is doing here Live drawing on Twitter again.. I asked for “three sheds entwined (love not lust) summerhouse, an allotment shed and a garden office ” strange I know but it’s the first thing that came into my head, and this is how she started it. You can follow here…

Instant Shed in your kitchen – The Daily Shelter

nicked from Alex but love it Feeling safe is not necessarily being safe. We feel protected and secure in surroundings that are familiar to us, where we can control the space around us – physically or psychologically. The Daily Shelter is a table inspired by my grandfather Sigvald Andreas Brandth. He was an inventive designer…

A Shedlike structure that is amazing

I normally leave all the shedlike structures to Alex over at shedworking. But this one caught my eye on Michael Janzen’s tinyhousedesign.com. This amazing tiny structure is located in Trondheim, Norway, and was designed as a place for kids in a school yard. The walls are made from recycled scrap wood from a nearby construction…

Cork Block Shelter wins Peoples prize in Guggenheim Competition

My favourite design won the Guggenheim/Sketchup Design it Shelter Competition Peoples prize, congrats to desinger David Mares and well done to all that took part. Now where can I get 2000 corks to build my own (i know thats not how you build it, but Iam doing it for effect) 😉

Cork Block Shelter – what sheds could be like

Its like shed of the year but for Shelters the Guggenheim lot have had some great entries, but this one is my favourite. Cork Block Shelter Designed by David Mares is located at Vale dos Barris. It was designed to be an ecological and living block. In a microclimate that ranges from the dry heat…

Shedworking’s new shed design announced.

Alex shed judge and general good bloke of the shedworld, has announced the winner of his Design a new shedworking ShedQuarters at the start of shedweek and says. I was delighted with the quality of the entries and how much thought people had put into them – pat on the back time to all of…

Designs for shed of the year 2010? – Free shed plans

if you are reading this as google found the words Free shed plans in the headline.. then welcome, otherwise you are a regular reader and clicked as you after a freebie plan to build a shed for next years competition? The reason for this post is the lack of quality free(or open source) shed designs…

Rotating Shed Follows the Sun – only useful sometimes in UK

Shed Judge Lloyd Alter reports on this posh shed. Susanne Watzeck & Jörg Sturm designed this in 1996 as the “first unit of a space system in which the individual functions living, cooking, washing, sleeping, working are accommodated in separate units.” However, years later with garden sheds and small spaces being all the rage, it…

Do you think Shedblog needs a new look?

Well I do! and don’t have the time/effort/wossname to get it off the ground for Shed Week 2009. so I have entered one of those interweb based competitions to win a new design.. Web Design It’s run by one of those online companies that are looking for business, so they get blog big shots like…

Just sheds – Flickr a milestone

We have just reached past the 1500 photos mark..on our Just Sheds group.. I will try and do a weekly post on the great images we have had added my sheddies and future sheddi.. wonderful, from the allotment shed to the post designer wossname.

Lovely little shed house in Texas

This old house reports on these great shedlike houses in Texas, I wonder if the new planning laws would allow one over here!! Kittel is among a growing group of builders and designers who are challenging the long-standing belief that a bigger house is a better house. But unlike many of his peers in the…

“Sheds” in the NYTimes

Those posh sheds are featured in the NYTIMES THREE years after renovating their 1903 brownstone in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn, Greg and Cheyenne Morris turned their attention to their backyard, which contained an odd assortment of disused items — sinks, toilets, Virgin Mary statuettes, wheels from street vendor carts and a moldering stucco garden…

Modern Sheds – Good or not?

I was never a big fan of those posh ,glass modern designer sheds, but after see so many great sheds over the past wossname.. I am starting to like them, as long as they are unique and not cookie cutter sheds, of course for most traditional sheddies they are not an option due to the…

Do you want a fantasy shed?

Last week I blogged about if I won the lottery what my ultimate shed would be, well now John over at Secrets of shed building is running a competition where you can get your ideal shed put onto paper (well working drawings you can use to build your dream shed) You could have a shed…