This is perhaps the most stylish garden gym building we have featured. It is by modular design specialists 3rdSpace. At first glance, it is a simple design but look closely as every detail has been carefully considered.
We'll let the 3rdSpace team tell you more about the project:
Design and manufacturing studio 3rdSpace have created a Contemporary Garden Gym for the home of a London-based interior stylist. The design is based on the 3rdSpace Modular system, using off-site construction to allow the space to be installed in a matter of days.
The structure is created from laminated wood posts and beams, into which wall panels and full-height glazing panels slot in. The walls arrived to site pre-fabricated, with insulation, membranes and both interior and external finishes on. Internally, walls and ceilings use furniture-grade birch plywood with a white-tinted wax oil finish.
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We place great value on the of use of wood. Firstly for sustainability, but also because wood locks in carbon, and when used properly inside a building can continue to provide cleaner air. Another reason is the aesthetic that comes from a well-designed timber space – providing a calm, naturally light interior.”
The building is finished externally in black larch rain-screen cladding. Sited at the end of a long garden, the gym sits low in the landscape, providing a backdrop for plants and trees. The roof is a single-membrane EPDM rubber system with a living green roof of sedum installed on top - which can be viewed from rooms at the top at the house.
Interior light fittings and sockets are finished in matt black, along with ironmongery to the large entrance door. A side shed has been made to ‘bolt-on’ to the end elevation, to store garden tools and equipment - although this element is not part of the modular system, it has been externally-clad to visually tie in with the main building.