Green Room

Burd Haward Architects, Ealing, 2007


Subscribe now to instantly view this image

Subscribe to the Architects’ Journal (AJ) for instant access to the AJ Buildings Library, an online database of nearly 2,000 exemplar buildings in photographs, plans, elevations and details.

Already a subscriber? Sign in

The Green Room complete with vegetation blending it with the garden 

    Download Original

  • 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

Professional Team