I often think some of the best design comes not when we are trying to think of something new and exciting, but rather when the ordinary and mundane is re-imagined in a new light. Certainly that is the case with this beautiful composting shed.
Groves Raines Architects used rebar, woven together in same fashion you might weave willow or hazel, to make a sinuous gardens structure that rises up from the garden path. It wraps around a boulder and walls off (in graceful style) the compost pile. The beauty of this simple and industrial material is remarkable and I am eager to ask my metal working friend about how difficult and expensive this kind of feature would be.
images by Dan Farrar