Greenhouses and garden houses are small, independent structures that serve either as a shelter, sometimes for growing vegetables, or extra storage space. Both greenhouses and garden houses are relatively small-scale, lightweight structures that require no foundations and no building permit, meaning they can be set up in any garden.
Italian manufacturer Unopiù has two greenhouses in this selection, the square ‘Aralia greenhouse’ with a pagoda-like roof and ‘Floralia greenhouse’, a glazed cabin of roughly the same size. Both greenhouses feature a structure of galvanised, powder-coated iron and can accommodate a sheltered, sunny seating area or be used to grow vegetables. Furthermore, ‘Floralia greenhouse’ can be split in half and lean against a wall.
Garden houses tend to feature less glazing, but that does not mean they sacrifice transparency and openness. TRADEWINDS-manufactured ‘Shelt^r’ garden house is a simple canopy in the shape of an archetypal house made from bent steel plates and is completely open from two sides. Finally, Filippo Pisan’s ‘Cottage N°1’ by De Castelli is a small closed garden house with a wrap-around corten steel roof, complemented by pale, wooden walls and serves as a storage space for gardening and play equipment. A doghouse and a birdhouse in the same style are also available.