our client wanted extra office space in side the house we convinced him to re-func his garden house!
Garden house with office and storage function. Onsite designed and built with materials of the softly demolished old garden house and other local waste materials as car tyres and insulation glass.
clients Peter Merry and Marcella Siebert
Car tires from a local garage Wood from the former garden house on location Wood plates from a local art Old wooden furniture found on the streets Isolation glass from a nearby bankrupted glass Stainless steel restaurant plates
on site production and design
one drawing on the facade
project by Denis Oudendijk and Jan Körbes
team: Isis Hoos, Kay Klop and Job Saltzher
functinal four-season garden house with office and storage spaces.
re-used wood, car tyres, and insulation glass, stainless steel trays, size 8x2.5 meters
our client was in need of additional space, facing a 2nd child to be born. we proposed to carefully break down the existing chalet-style garden house, re-using its materials and rebuild a bigger, more functional and efficient structure. client and his family were intensively involved in the onsite design and building proces, adding function and personal whishes. The office space is accesed by a side-door with children's-height window and the storage opens its shutter like a spaceship on the front facade. during the first winter wind, rain, and snow tested this protoype and encouraged us to build more indepenent units. no permission needed.
the main construction is based on wooden frames covered with thin multiplex plates. for a water- and winterproof facade we added stonewool isolation, a breathable plastic membrane and a layer of old car tyre treads. windows are 2nd hand isolation glass (we saved it from a bankrupt glass store). ventilation is ensured by 4 openings in roof and walls. the interiour paneling consists of different kinds of re-used wood.