While traveling in India in 2008, I took note of the peculiar industrial sheds and factory buildings that dot the industrial zones there.
The sides of these buildings were clad in corrugated sheet metal, but had the most interesting louvered facades, also known as
Brise soleils. I realized the genius of these Indian factory buildings in how the louvers allowed for natural ventilation in hot climates,
keeping direct sun out and allowing for diffused light to enter, but still remaining private and impenetrable.
More then a shed its a machine that harvests rainwater and gray-water, stores it, and pressurizes it. The shed supplies the property
with more then 10,000 gallons annually of what would have been wasted water. Aside from water, the shed serves as long-term
storage for the family, a work shop, mechanics bay, tool room, and laundry room. The lumber and roofing metal for the shed were
build almost entirely of re-claimed materials.
Special thanks to Ed Henry, Mike Lepley, and German Gonzales for their help!
Mark Magazine #30 Feb-Mar 2011 p66,67
Popular Mechanics May 2011 Issue
Architizer.com Dec 2010 feature