Simple backyard shed is a glowing retreat

Gabled cabin made of translucent shingles glows at night. Tim
Van de Velde

Few materials, stunning effect

This design-savvy garden shed from architect Indra Janda glows
like a lantern, thanks to polycarbonate shingles that let in plenty
of natural light during the day while giving off an ethereal warmth
at night.

Janda, co-founder of Belgian studio Atelier Janda Vanderghote,
designed the quiet backyard retreat for her parent’s country
house. The “Garden Room” is outfitted with a dining table and
simple seating arranged for relaxing.

The gabled building is simple in design. It’s made of a timber
frame and clad in plastic shingles that overlap to create a
latticed pattern. “We wanted to give the material a new vibe,”
told Dezeen
. “My father cut the cladding pieces himself,
because they don’t exist to buy.”

Woman sitting at table inside an open cabin with exposed wooden trusses. Tim
Van de Velde

From the inside, the 484-square-foot room is airy and light,
like a greenhouse minus rows of plants and dirt. The wooden trusses
stand out like a timber skeleton against the white shingles. But
the room really comes alive at night when the lights that dangle
from the wooden beams make the space glow from the inside out.

Brick house next to white garden shed.Tim
Van de Velde

Source: FS – All – Architecture 10
Simple backyard shed is a glowing retreat