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Pagoda sheds

More culture specific sheds
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I noticed that there don't seem to be any culture specific sheds and it seems a pity not to display local culture.

I suggest pagoda sheds for East Asia, semi-detached sheds for England, step-pyramid sheds for central America and so on.

Obviously you don't have to chose one from your own culture, I personally would be prefer a step-pyramid one, so on the midsummers day at sunrise I could ascend to the summit whilst repeating the ritual chant of "The secateurs, now where did I put them, I had them only last week.."

Obvious non-geographical cultural sheds would be the Klein bottle shed for geometrists, step-pyramids with declining prime numbers of subsheds on each level for mathematicians and so on..

not_morrison_rm, Jun 22 2012

We already have those kicking aboot then there eh... http://www.fibergla...oos.com/igloos.html
...hosers. [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 22 2012]

http://www.cotswold...-bbq-hut/4551721372 [Phrontistery, Jun 24 2012]

http://i687.photobu.../vv231/neill1/t.jpg [Phrontistery, Jun 24 2012]

Cuboid car. http://farm6.static...93_20e9d528a0_z.jpg
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jun 24 2012]

upside down http://cdn.instants.../2009/02/sba-01.jpg
[xandram, Jun 25 2012]

cord wood shed http://www.gardenin...rmont-august-08.jpg
[xandram, Jun 25 2012]

cool one http://www.readersh...D6AC93DFA814F22.jpg
[xandram, Jun 25 2012]

oh heck, here's a lot of them...check out the airplane! http://www.google.c...40&biw=1024&bih=622
[xandram, Jun 25 2012]

http://news.bbc.co....ainment/4492650.stm [hippo, Jun 25 2012]


       then there's the one with a rotting gambrel roof, with something gibbering in an attic for the Arkham market, gothic ones for high church of England types, the recursive shed for fractal types and so on.
not_morrison_rm, Jun 22 2012

       Somebody in Maine is making 'Hobbit Hole' sheds, with round doors and actually very good Shire-ish architecture. I'm not sure how long they can keep it up before they get their asses sued off, but the things are quite the local fad, and a considerable step up quality from typical Maine lawn ornamentation.
Alterother, Jun 22 2012

       They also make very good Skinner boxes, I hear.
UnaBubba, Jun 22 2012

       If only it were possible to purchase TARDIS sheds, which had a 1.5m x 1.5m footprint yet were capable of containing an unlimited number of lawnmowers ...
8th of 7, Jun 22 2012

       Ah, sir that's the Type 210 fractal shed, can contain a virtually infinite number of lawnmowers...if I can just show you the one over here..   

       No..I'm sorry no unaccompanied entries into the fractal shed, not since Willikins of accounts went in there on his own, took him sixteen days to find his way out again...
not_morrison_rm, Jun 23 2012

       but how many people have a cuboid car?
not_morrison_rm, Jun 24 2012

       <meaningful cough>   

       // Storage sheds are typically designed to maximize, go figure, storage capacity. //   

       Logically, then, sheds should be spheres, since they enclose the maximum volume for the minimum surface area.   

       // A pyramid or pagoda won't hold as much as a cube of the same height/width. [-] //   

       Working from the basis of the Platonic solids, is the objective to maximise usable volume in terms of area occupied, or volume enclosed per unit of structural material ?
8th of 7, Jun 24 2012

       //but how many people have a cuboid car?//   

       There can be only one. [link]   

       Clarkson Mk I shed.
FlyingToaster, Jun 24 2012

       Consider the yurt. Although its cultural origin would make it Mongol-specific, its present world-wide trendiness transcends cultural boundaries.
Canuck, Jun 25 2012

       //Logically, then, sheds should be spheres//

I want a Buckmister Fuller Geodesic Dome shed
hippo, Jun 25 2012

       Shirley sheds should be hexagonal, and stacked vertically with the centre of one shed over the meeting point of three sheds in the layer below?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jun 25 2012

       I'm planning an erection later this "summer" - I was thinking I might eshew the normal wooden frame covered with overlapping planks, and instead put up a mock-Edwardian shed with red-brick walls, tall(ish) ceilings (though it turns out I'm legally required to limit any construction to a height of 2.5m) and large, stained-glass windows. That might be a bit ambitious though, to be honest, I'll be pleased if it just stands up. Any ideas welcome!
zen_tom, Jun 25 2012

       //I'm planning an erection later this "summer"// - <not falling for obvious joke> Have a look at my shed on Flickr. I'll send you details and instructions if you like. You'll note that my shed uses some rather nice Victorian casement windows, which were rescued from a skip.</not falling for obvious joke>
hippo, Jun 25 2012

       [+] I like the idea but think there are some similar ideas out there. I would like mine to be a boat, so I could toss it in a lake when I felt like it.
xandram, Jun 25 2012

       [xandram] see link
hippo, Jun 25 2012

       Thanks [hippo] I've just been admiring your handywork, I'll be in touch!
zen_tom, Jun 25 2012

       // I would like mine to be a boat, so I could toss it in a lake when I felt like it //   

       In certain regions of the UK at the moment, all you would have to do is sit tight and the lake will come to you ...   

       Lovely summer, innit ?
8th of 7, Jun 25 2012

       [hippo] OH S**T- I could have been rich!!! Thanks for the link. xox
xandram, Jun 27 2012


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