writer’s retreat

Architecture, Brooklyn

Architensions, Writing Pavilion, Brooklyn backyards, writers retreat

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.

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Architecture, Design, Interiors, Upstate

Cooper Joseph Studio, Writer's Studio, Ghent New York, writer's retreat, modern upstate cabins

It’s not easy working from home as a writer with distractions like family, cell phones, emails, and the myriad of other interruptions that modern life creates. But Cooper Joseph Studio created a place to escape and be one with the keyboard.

Nestled in a serene setting in Ghent, New York, the Writer’s Studio is the perfect one-person getaway for meditation, writing, or any type of creation expression one might fancy. The single-room studio is a rectangular volume that overlooks ponds and fields on one side and the deep woods on the other. Each façade is specifically designed to highlight its views, and the minimalist interior is accented by walnut and black slate detailing.

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