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Inexpensive Gabled Garden Shed in Belgium

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Using workaday materials, architect Indra Janda creatively constructs a backyard retreat that looks opaque during the day and glows at night.
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  The 484-square-foot room offers a cool respite from summer sun and a warm place to relax in winter.  Photo by: Tim Van de Velde
    The 484-square-foot room offers a cool respite from summer sun and a warm place to relax in winter.

    Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

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  Architect Indra Janda hand-cut sheets of polycarbonate into 15¾-inch square shingles and clad the entire timber structure—a gabled roof and walls—with them.  Photo by: Tim Van de Velde
    Architect Indra Janda hand-cut sheets of polycarbonate into 15¾-inch square shingles and clad the entire timber structure—a gabled roof and walls—with them.

    Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

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  Because of its semi-opaque envelope, the building takes on a life of its own: It glows in the evenings and its framing casts shadows that dance throughout the interior during the day.  Photo by: Tim Van de Velde
    Because of its semi-opaque envelope, the building takes on a life of its own: It glows in the evenings and its framing casts shadows that dance throughout the interior during the day.

    Photo by: Tim Van de Velde

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