The shed is a timber structure located at the bottom of a residential garden leading directly onto a canal towpath. Constructed on adjustable steel foundation pads, its purpose is to meet the multifunctional requirements of the owners’ family, which vary from a pop-up gallery to office, store and cinema room.
Designed by the owners in collaboration with a neighbouring joiner, the shed replaces two older, derelict buildings. The larch cladding and shingle roof were chosen to soften the look and feel of the structure and allow it to age to a silvery shade, complementing both the owners’ house and the adjacent landscaping – mature birch and bay trees – as well as the adjoining Elaeagnus hedging.
The curved larch-wood deck was added to mirror and complement the meandering, raised lawn to the garden.
Construction and design collaboration: David Locke Joinery Locke957@btinternet.com