Tiny Solar Shed Generates 100% of the Energy Needed to Run Historic Farm in The Netherlands

by , 07/23/14

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Located in Hei- en Boeico, the Tiny Solar Shed is a necessary update for this historic farm. Previously, a lean-to like shed made of wood and metal was located adjacent to a larger barn. The owners used this space to store a trailer, equipment, garden tools, sheep food and chicken food. But the space was no longer adequate and likely falling apart, so they asked Ruud Visser Architects to design a new shed for them. Their only stipulation was that it should have a large enough roof to hold 12 solar panels to provide the farm with all its electricity needs.

Related: Ruud Visser Tranforms a 1930’s Church into an Amazing Home in Rotterdam

Ruud Visser worked in collaboration with Fumi Hoshino to create a new structure that would be functional, but also fit in with the surrounding historic qualities of the farm. They decided on a structural wooden skeleton covered in metal panels to create a protected space accessed from either a slight opening near the barn or the large opening on the opposite end. The roof is optimally angled to maximize solar production throughout the year. The result is a shed that is a contemporary update, yet feels like it still belongs.

+ Ruud Visser Architects

Images ©René de Wit

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