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Posted By Sarah Rich On July 10, 2006 @ 5:24 am In Architecture,Green Building,Prefab Housing | 7 Comments

FutureShed, Serge de Gheldere, Eco-design, Green Design, Eco-playhouse, Sustainable building [1]

We’ve long admired the work of Futureproof/ed [2], the Belgian design studio of sustainable designer extraordinaire, Serge de Gheldere [3]. 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 [4]!

FutureShed follows the studio’s thorough principles of sustainability (see their Eco-design strategy [5]), 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.

FutureShed, Serge de Gheldere, Eco-design, Green Design, Eco-playhouse, Sustainable building [6]

Like some [7] of the other sheds [8] we’ve showcased [9] here, this garden habitat [10] 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.”

+ FutureShed [11]
+ Futureproof/ed [2]

Thanks, Serge!

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[1] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51314692@N00/186150892/

[2] Futureproof/ed: http://www.futureproofed.com

[3] Serge de Gheldere: http://www.futureproofed.com/aboutus.html

[4] FutureShed: http://www.futureproofed.com/futureshed/

[5] Eco-design strategy: http://www.futureproofed.com/ecodesign_strategy.html

[6] Image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/51314692@N00/186150890/

[7] some: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2005/08/02/modern-shed/

[8] other sheds: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/05/12/prefab-fridays-metroshed/

[9] showcased: http://inhabitat.com/blog/2006/03/05/modern-play-shed/

[10] garden habitat: http://www.futureproofed.com/futureshed/page0/page0.html

[11] FutureShed: http://www.futureproofed.com/futureshed

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