Green-roofed Container – home office / studio
A sophisticated conversion of a recycled shipping container. Fair-faced spruce plywood lines the walls and ceiling - a warm inviting cabin feel that is practical and stylish. It can easily be painted if desired, and is a strong material to fix shelves, picture frames, or lighting to. All timber and plywood is European, and FSC certified. Power sockets, telephone & data cabling is already installed for easy telephone/ broadband connection. Simple fully glazed sliding doors barely interupt the transition between the garden and the home office.
Green Roof Shelters' Container Home Office has a native wildflower growing roof, providing nectar and habitat for bees, butterflies and other invertebrates. Nesting boxes for birds are incorporated into the roof overhangs. Other nesting opportunities provided are bat slots for pipistrelle bats to inhabit enclosed roof spaces, and open-fronted nesting for birds such as robins. Wood piles on the roof also provide wildlife habitat & shelter.
Much of the materials in a Green Roof Shelter Home Office are reclaimed, re-used, or recycled. From the re-used container itself, timber used as cladding & fascias, reclaimed aggregates & substrates for planting, recycled plastic 'lumber' for rotproof retaining plates. Habitat panels combine a mix of found materials for invertebrate nesting & overwintering. Nesting boxes for birds are incorporated into the roof overhangs. Other nesting opportunities provided are bat slots for pipistrelle bats to inhabit enclosed roof spaces, and open-fronted nesting for birds such as robins.
Green-roofed Container – classroom
Floating Thames classroom Proposed 6m x 4.8m (19' x 15') classroom for the Cremorne Riverside Kayaking Centre in Chelsea, London. At low tide the classroom sits on the mud, and then rises up to six metres with the incoming tide. The floating classroom is a space to teach local nine to nineteen year olds kayaking, leadership skills, and learn about the ecology of the river and riverbanks. Kayaks are launched from the floating platform in front of the classroom. Floating habitats and nesting sites can be attached to the classroom, all rising and falling with the tide.