Necessary as an office space and a guest house, this modern shed-like structure was designed by BLOOT architecture. Located in a residential garden in Voorburg, the Netherlands, this timber construction was designed to age with time, visually integrating itself in the garden. The design was influenced by some existing conditions  – the clients wanted to keep a brick shed in the small garden and had budget limitations. The architects constructed the contemporary garden pavilion with limitations in height and footprint because the building was to be built free of permit and they used sliding blinds to draw in the necessary light amount and to open the interior space to surrounding garden views.

Significantly updating the use of free-standing indoor spaces, the garden pavilion features a deck connecting to the brick shed that helps create a sequence of spaces within the garden, constructing an interesting play of volumes. Inside the garden pavilion, there was enough space for the kitchen, the bathroom and an office space/guest bedroom. These two spaces were visually separated by using a red background. Storage space was lines up against one wall, allowing the floor plan to remain open. This is a perfect solution for merging office and guest space. How would you like to have an inviting addition like this one?