Garden Architecture for the 21st Century

...So you want a little shed in your serenity garden... a place where you can retreat to.. a small enclosure to get away from it all, have tea or simply work....

but you can't afford an elaborate structure nor will your town zoning look favorably on a structure with a large footprint...

and furthermore, you want something that will conform to your vision of a curvilinear landscape filled with healing ovals, labyrinthine circles and sinuous walkways...

Well here is one intriguing answer ..The Archipod. (click link)

Archipod's (pronounced ‘ark-ee-pod’) goal was to create a small garden office, a building specifically designed to be situated within a landscape and be efficient, ergonomic, and unusual. Well, in my mind, they certainly succeeded!

Here is a paragraph from their website:
"The ‘Pod’ is constructed predominantly from timber, the world’s most replenishable construction material, and is insulated to a standard exceeding that of current Building Regulations. The structure is prefabricated in sections that are sized to allow all the parts to be carried through a house, so it doesn’t matter where you live, we will be able to get the ‘Pod’ into your back garden."

Sounds very compelling, yes?

In my humble opinion, this is the future of architecture for the 21st more iconic, grand architects imposing their vision upon a space (think Chandigarh, Brasilia) ... Rather, we will see local answers that fit within the context of the space and there will be more explorations of natural shapes and forms.

So with that in mind, give this company a look...they are the 'way-showers' for the rest of us.


  1. I've never been a fan of the common garden shed, but the Archipod is clearly an exception. I love the rounded, organic shape that seems to bridge the gap between nature and architecture. I can imagine sitting inside at it night and looking up through the glass window at the stars...

  2. this is to die for! it could be my dream home if it had earth-friendly, sustainable plumbing.


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