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Solar-Powered Greenhouse in Finland Doubles as a Spare Summer Room
Posted By Tafline Laylin On November 7, 2011 @ 10:03 am In Architecture | 2 Comments
We've seen our fair share of amazing garden cottages, greenhouses, and tool sheds, but this compact, solar-powered design combines all three into one! Garden Shed was designed by Ville Hara and Linda Bergroth of Avanto Architects for the Kekkilä Garden’s Home & Garden collection. It is completely prefabricated and requires nothing more than a screwdriver to put together.
The pitched Garden Shed made from sustainably-sourced Finnish pine features a handy tool shed area that is accessible via double doors, which allow users to see all of the tools at once quick glance. A longer greenhouse section made from safety glass that allows natural lighting to penetrate the interior. The walls support shelving that can be folded away when not in use, and the brickwork was done with locally-sourced and recycled materials .
Linda Bergroth customized the featured Garden Shed with a timber floor and solar panels  in order to use it as a spare bedroom. Lacking any kind of amenities, the customized version of this prefabricated shed (available for sale through Kekkilä Garden  in Finland and Hasselfors Garden  elsewhere in Scandinavia) provides an excellent, seasonally-dependent, close-to-nature experience. We may not be in Scandanavia, but sign.us.up!
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2011/11/garden-shed-avanto-architects-2.jpg
 locally-sourced and recycled materials: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_building
 solar panels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solar_panel
 Kekkilä Garden: http://www.kekkila.com/hobbygardeners/products/soils/garden-soil
 Hasselfors Garden: http://www.hasselforsgarden.se/
 + Avanto Architects: http://www.avan.to/
 Architizer: http://www.architizer.com/en_us/projects/view/garden-shed/31530/
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