Composting Shed, in Edinburgh
Concebido como una extensión del jardín de 'Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh' (una vivienda unifamiliar remodelada por GRA en 2003) la forma orgánica abraza una roca de 5 toneladas y proporciona un punto de interés tanto para los visitantes del jardín como para los caminantes del vecino paseo 'Water of Leith' hacia el norte.
Conceived as an extension to the garden at Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh (a detached house remodelled by GRA in 2003) the organic form embraces a 5 tonne boulder and provides a point of interest to both garden visitors and walkers alike on the adjacent Water of Leith Walkway to the North.
The structure which serves as a composting area and garden store is made entirely from industrial concrete reinforcing bar and is constructed using a technique similar to traditional willow weaving. It rises organically from the ground flowing upwards from the path edges also constructed from woven re-bar. The construction method minimises any impact on the ground and surrounding mature woodland as the vertical reinforcing rods are driven straight into the ground rather than using traditional foundations. Air and sunlight pass naturally through the structure providing ventilation for composting while creating unique light patterns which change constantly throughout the day. The green roof is made from EPDM lined steel and planted soft swaying grasses which further strengthens the connection with the wooded context.