Composting Shed, Edinburgh
Groves Raines Architects
Groves Raines Architects designed the structure which serves as a composting area and garden store which is made entirely from industrial concrete reinforcing bar. The structure is conceived as an extension to the garden at Inverleith Terrace, Edinburgh the organic form embraces a 5 tonne boulder and provides a point of interest to both garden visitors and walkers.
Composting Shed is constructed using a technique similar to traditional willow weaving. This weaving technique allow air and sunlight pass naturally through the structure providing ventilation for composting while creating unique light patterns which change constantly throughout the day.
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.