Green Room

Burd Haward Architects, Ealing, 2007


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The Green Room complete with vegetation blending it with the garden 

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  • The Green Room complete with vegetation blending it with the garden    
  • Before the planting of vegetation    
  • The structure integrates furniture into the construction. The window sil extends inwards to form a desk    
  • The form could hardly be simpler    
  • The interior space is deceptively larger than it seems from the exterior    
  • Desk and shelving units are integrated within the structure    
  • Floor plans    
  • Elevations and panel elevations    
  • Sections    
  • Model of the Green Room    
  • Model of the Green Room    
  • Assembly diagram    

Pre-fabricated, self-assembled garden 'shed'

Walls and roof are of ply sandwich panels, but covered in a mesh over which plants will grow, so that eventually only the door with its extended architrave and the jutting window will remain clear.

Designed for a writer who wanted a den in the garden in which to write, the architects are now working with a manufacturer to replicate the structure on a commercially basis.


  • Completed: 2007
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £35,000
  • Address: Green Room, Ealing, W17, United Kingdom

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