Vinegar Shed

Chris Los, London, 2008

 

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The whole facade acts as a sliding door 

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  • The whole facade acts as a sliding door    
  • The whole facade acts as a sliding door    
  • The timber cross bracing structure    
  • The timber cross bracing structure    
  • Aerial shot demonstrates how the shed blends in to the garden    
  • Aerial shot demonstrates how the shed blends in to the garden    
  • Vinegar Shed at night    
  • Site latout before construction    
  • Site layout after construction    
  • Floor plan    
  • Side elevation    
  • Front elevation    

Custom built garden shed constructed from polycarbonate and timber for the architect's home

Built in a residential back garden in Wapping, London, the structure doubles the storage space of the shed that it replaces.

The simple shed uses a timber cross braced structure, as this was perceived to be the most cost effective. This frame was clad in transparent polycarbonate, which allows the shed to blend into the garden.

The shed ‘behaves’ as chameleon – covers itself in vapour in foggy mornings, ‘disappears’ during sunny days by filtering natural light through, shines electric light during the night without full exposure of its content at the same time.

Data

  • Completed: 2008
  • Floor area: 3m2
  • Sector: House
  • Total cost: £1,000
  • Address: Vinegar Shed, 2 Vinegar Street, London, E1W 2QQ, United Kingdom

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