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Composting Shed


Located in Edinburgh, this garden composting shed designed by Nicholas Groves-Raines of Groves-Raines Architects Ltd (GRA). Provides function but also innovation in form.  GRA utilizes the re-bars collectively to create strength in the numbers. Utilizing structural framework points, GRA defines locations to where the rebars bend and molds into these organic undulations that embrace a five ton boulder and creates a visual interest to the back of the garden. The spectacular structure is made of only industrial concrete reinforcing bars (re-bars) and constructed utilizing a technique similar to traditional willow weaving. This impressive form looks liquid at times, as it rises from the ground and moves in a multi-dimensional plane. The repetitive technique gives it an engaging and dynamic experience. It subtly reminds me of the beautiful work by Richard Serra when using corten steel. via

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