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Posted By Sarah Rich On July 10, 2006 @ 5:24 am In Architecture,Prefab Housing,Sustainable Building | 7 Comments
We’ve long admired the work of Futureproof/ed , the Belgian design studio of sustainable designer extraordinaire, Serge de Gheldere . While Futureproof/ed has historically made products that go inside your space, now they have designed a whole space to furnish or fill as you see fit — it’s FutureShed !
FutureShed follows the studio’s thorough principles of sustainability (see their Eco-design strategy ), utilizing FSC-certified, locally-sourced timber, free of toxic adhesives and sealants; a fully translucent roof for maximum daylight and natural midwinter heat; and self-bearing walls that require no extraneous framing or hardware.
Like some  of the other sheds  we’ve showcased  here, this garden habitat  can be used as a children’s playhouse, a storage space, a workshop, or a backyard getaway. But we think this one, designed in collaboration with design engineering student, Mara Callaert, is exceptionally beautiful.
“We have aimed for a striking but serene form so that you won’t want to hide this shed in the back of your yard,” say the designers, “Also, the FutureShed is puzzle-engineered as to virtually eliminate sawing waste during production. Every little piece of cut wood is reused in the FutureShed.”
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51314692@N00/186150892/
 Futureproof/ed: http://www.futureproofed.com
 Serge de Gheldere: http://www.futureproofed.com/aboutus.html
 FutureShed: http://www.futureproofed.com/futureshed/
 Eco-design strategy: http://www.futureproofed.com/ecodesign_strategy.html
 Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51314692@N00/186150890/
 some: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/08/02/modern-shed/
 other sheds: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/05/12/prefab-fridays-metroshed/
 showcased: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/03/05/modern-play-shed/
 garden habitat: http://www.futureproofed.com/futureshed/page0/page0.html
 FutureShed: http://www.futureproofed.com/futureshed
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