Custom Architecture, not "off-the-shelf" variety. This shed was needed on our property to shelter hay, horses and equipment. The old garage roof was falling in, but already had electric and water installed and it sat on a good concrete floor, so we decided to build the new shed over the old garage. This influenced the shape to some degree, but the shape also took it's form to respond to the view and it's location on site. In other words, we didn't want it to block our view and our existing roadway, so we cut back a bay. The roof is a wedge to shed all the snow and rain off the back. The truss size (span) is the largest we could economically achieve and the slope was the steepest (widest) we could fit on the road in one piece. Value Engineering isn't all bad! The architecture is as simple and as complex as it needs to be, nothing more, nothing less. I encourage you to also look at the architecture if Brian MacKay-Lyons. I recently attended his talk about his work at their Ghost labratory. Kenneth Frampton remarked of MacKay-Lyons that his architecture had achieved the Banal. He considered this is a compliment and I realized when I heard him say this that my hay shed achieved this also.
Achieving the Banal - Hay Shed
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