The Woodlands Community Garden shed is surrounded by raised vegetable beds. It was crafted entirely from cedar wood with an angled roof that forms a puzzling lattice. This way, cool breezes and natural light can flow in freely to make the interiors cool and bright.
The dark wooden walls have been through a controlled burning process called charring, or Shou Sugi Ban in Japan. A chemical-free process, it makes the wood resistant to rot, fungi and fire without the need of a finishing. Oddly shaped, the communal shed’s unique design prevents shadows being cast on surrounding garden plots allowing more sunshine for the vegetables.
Photos by Brendan Callander