Most Brooklyn creatives head to the local cafe when they need to escape to get work done, but this lucky couple can retreat right to their backyard garden (h/t Inhabitat). They enlisted local firm Architensions to design a space where they can find “a condition of isolation or immersive solitude” for writing and drawing. The result is the Writing Pavilion, a 50-square-foot wooden structure that is light-filled and serene, but purposefully simple and void of distractions.
The Pavilion, clad in black stained cedar, is set on a concrete plinth, surrounded by a bamboo fence and a huge, sprawling tree.
The sectional shape of the structure was conceived as a way to bring in natural light that “induces optimal conditions for the human eye.” The roof functions as a sloping light well, providing framed views of the trees and sky above, and the glass door looks onto the rest of the garden.
Inside, natural pine acts as a unifying element. The only furniture is a chair with a folding writing table that sits below a petite window, but there are electrical outlets.
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Photos © Cameron Blaylock for Architensions