16 modern garden room design ideas19.04.2021
The growing popularity of garden rooms is understandable, being a great way to get more from an otherwise underutilised garden space, adding a dash of chic and style to your garden, while gaining valuable extra space for a garden office, games room, or secluded retreat.
Whatever your wish, why not fire up your imagination with some of our best garden room design ideas for you to enjoy this summer?
Rather than renting a commercial office for his expanding business, architect Randy Bens decided to stay closer to home, placing a shipping container in his back yard and converting it into a self-sufficient hub, complete with workspace, bathroom and kitchenette.
Clad in a pale yellow cedar with a warm birch plywood interior, the container foundations are set smaller than the frame, to create the illusion of a floating structure.
Simple, stylish and unobtrusive, this garden cabin by Neil Dusheiko Architects employs a simple pallet of materials in colour, clad in flamed charred cedar created using the using a traditional Japanese technique called Shou Sugi Ban.
Internally, beautiful plywood joinery creates a warm and welcoming space, as a psychiatrist’s consultation studio by day, or for practicing yoga by night.
Originally conceived as an overflow space for cottagers in Canada’s beautiful Muskoka region, the compact and bijou Bunkie silhouette provides a simplicity and joy to put a child-like smile to your face.
The Icelandic-inspired Plús Hús by LA architects Minarc is a flat-pack construction, designed to help reduce the cost of your future home office, artist studio or guest house, constructed from an energy efficient and sustainable ‘no-wood’ prefab panel system, using 30% recycled material.
A beautifully simple design with geometric balance.
Design by Uruguayan architects VivoTripodi, REPII house represents the second phase of a previous project, developing and expanding a prefabricated modular house with subdivided interior zones to create a separation between distinct living areas.
With a generous vista, and the contrast of a natural timber and sharp grey finish, REPII bestows a refinement and poise which balances the demands of modern life with a connection to the environment. As VivoTripodi state, Refuge + Landscape = Refuge in the Landscape.
Explore, Experience and Reconnect. Nestled amongst ancient oak trees overlooking Lock Nell on the west coast of Scotland, these Inverlonan bothies offer rough luxury, seclusion, and the chance to disconnect from the day-to-day, being only accessible by boat, foot or buggy.
With a rugged and utilitarian modernism, these simple structures add fine detail to a classic form to showcase the very best of Scottish craftmanship. We couldn’t agree more.
Conceived as a flexible consultancy studio and home office, the Genus garden room was developed to combine modularity with architectural design, with an adaptable construction methodology to attain the quality of finish desired.
With a sleek modernism, we love the simplicity, segmentation and contrast of the design.
A modern take on mountain cabin, this minimalist design by Marc Thorpe Design is sited in a clearing surrounded by tress, perfect for those of us who crave a solitude within the natural environment.
The balanced and unobtrusive design employs a sympathetic and natural pallet to great effect to avoid unnecessary distraction in contrast to the tempo of daily life.
Designed by Belgian architect Michiel De Backer, the award-winning Ark Shelter was born from a desire to escape from life’s stresses and deadlines and incorporate nature back in one’s life.
With an appreciation of low-tech architecture – without TV and unnecessary technology – the Ark Shelter includes full-frame windows and fold open sides to feel connected to the natural environment, plus a large glass ceiling so you can fall asleep under the gaze of the night sky.
Perhaps more of a grand design than a garden room, this holiday retreat take the common holiday lodge to transform it into a luxurious sanctuary. We love the edgy roofline, lapped timber cladding and full frame windows to soak up the stunning views.
With a stunning geometric simplicity inspired by the classic A-frame, the Bivvi Cabin promises the spirit of off-grid adventure and a tranquil escape.
Although compact in size, the Bivvi Cabin has an incredible presence which draws you towards your own natural wilderness in a secluded corner or nestled within trees.
Based near the Chilean city of Melipilla, the company Premium Box embarked on a project to reutilise abandoned shipping containers, using timber throughout the outer and inner facings to create a comfort and style to build a dialogue with the natural surroundings.
We love the cool exterior and the contrasting warm interior vibe.
Designed by Canadian company Drop Structures, the Mono pod was designed with a simple brief. Aesthetics; Ease of use. And from what we can see, looks like they nailed it.
With the aid of a mountainous landscape, the Mono soaks up breathtaking scenery with front to back glazing and warm cedar-clad canopy, wrapped in a wonderfully clean design.
Although clearly larger than your typical garden room, the chamfered corner detail of this Michigan guesthouse introduces a highly distinctive feature nestled within the building to create a warm and cosy nook to read and relax.
Designed with a distinctively sleek look, this pool house by architect Kevin Mampay showcases a minimalist yet warm and natural vision in his garden and landscape designs.
The pool house is finished with fired Douglas fir timber, clad in a ‘wild’ bond, with a contrasting sober white interior finish providing a stunning contemporary contrast.
Located in Surrey, UK, Guildford-based SilverLeaf Spaces embarked on a project to bring a minimalist design to the mainstream garden office, in a modular format to suit a flexible design & construction methodology.
Clad in pre-weathered Siberian larch, we love the contrast of the cool exterior against the warm vibe of the natural larch canopy.
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