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Maisongomme: A Funky Garden Office and Shed Made from Recycled Car Tires
Posted By Ana Lisa On November 13, 2011 @ 1:00 am In Architecture,carousel showcase,Gallery,Green Building,Innovation,Recycled Materials | 4 Comments
Maisongomme is a sustainable garden shed made from locally found scrap materials and completely covered with discarded rubber tires. The structure was created for Peter Merry and Marcella Siebert by Refunc as a functional space with room for an office and storage. Already getting a lot of use from the couple, this peculiar and quirky eco-dwelling is also full of playful details!
Maisongomme measures 10×26 ft and features long, vertical windows recovered from a shop that went bust. The windows infuse the space with plenty of light and they allow for fresh air to permeate the interior. The structure was creatively made from scrap wood, insulation glass, repurposed stainless steel trays and some leftovers from an old shed that used to stand on the same space.
But what really makes the structure stand out is it rubbery walls, which have made from car tires  found at a local garage. The tires together with some stone wool insulation  make this fantastic garden shed both water and winter-proof. The interior walls were created with assorted pieces of found wood, and their setting form an eco-friendly patchwork  motif.
Maisongomme is yet another fantastic example of how we can create our own piece of paradise  using what’s already available.
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Photo © Jan Körbes / Refunc
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URLs in this post:
 tires: http://inhabitat.com/studio-millegomme-upcycles-tires-into-awesome-art-installations/
 stone wool insulation: http://www.roxul.com/stone+wool/origin+-c12-+properties+of+stone+wool
 patchwork: http://inhabitat.com/amy-hunting%E2%80%99s-patchwork-wooden-furniture-are-one-off-masterpieces/
 piece of paradise: http://inhabitat.com/fantastic-danish-read-nest-is-a-tiny-wooden-cube-perfect-for-booklovers/
 + Refunc: http://www.refunc.nl/index.php
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