The West Wing Structure Won the Annual 'Shed Of the Year' Prize

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 23, 2016
References: readersheds & newatlas
West Wing is a truly innovative garden shed, located in the town of Berkshire in England, whose eco-friendly embracing of materials and beautifully functional design earned it the coveted 'Shed of the Year' award sponsored by Cuprinol.

Put together by Kevin Herbert, the West Wing shed took an incredible eight years to construct, which shows in the final product. This is a shed that features a natural green roof that is covered in foliage. The shed doesn't merely incorporate recycled materials but is actually built around them, with 90 percent of the raw product sourced from recycled product. The shed even makes use of hundreds of used milk cartons arranged to create a drainage system.

The shed is surprisingly pleasant to dwell in and includes a ladder-accessible loft, ground floor lounge, workshop and a bookshelf that conceals a secret door.

This 'Shed of the Year' awardee goes to show that recycled and reclaimed materials can absolutely be used to construct innovative and functional living spaces.