Watershed | FLOAT architectural research and design

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Sheds make me feel happy and all fuzzy inside. Made by FLOAT for a nature writer in Oregon this shed definitely ”fulfills its intention of revealing the surrounding ecology while allowing observation without disturbance”. From the shed it is possible to see the ecological restoration project going on along Mary’s River. All connections are reversible, all components can be removed for reuse, and the whole thing is completely recyclable. Let me do the close-to-zero ecological footprint dance while you check out more photos after the jump.

(via: Inhabitat)

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photos from Inhabitat (and I couldn’t find any more =/ )

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30 Responses to “Watershed | FLOAT architectural research and design”


  1. 1 morissa May 18, 2009 at 12:49 am

    This little “watershed” appeals to me in all ways. That so much of the outdoors is permitted in is a real plus for a writer, an observer, an artist. Those under windows were inspired. I should, myself, like to spend the night and wake to witness the predawn activities of the wild ones through those very windows, without being disturbed from my covers.
    The total absence of technology, including electricity, allows the inhabitant to enjoy every last lick of color in the sky at dusk, every grey tone in the cloudcover, every whisper in the grasses, without interruption by artificialdom. (I guess there’s a flashlight for the trip back to the house, just in case you wait too long.)
    That the wooden structure is hung from the steel frame keeps one aware that he is just a visitor, not a permanent resident, while allowing the “unit” to be settled into any number of different places at other times.
    But my favorite feature is the water trough, angled so as to serve also as a pad for the foot entering or leaving the enclosure. That tickles my beauty bone.

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