Now that working from home is a reality for so many of us, we're reassessing our home office situations, seeking workspace design ideas from some of the most aesthetically pleasing and cleverly designed architectural projects. From prefab garden offices to light-filled study set-ups, these ultra impressive modern home offices are bound to provide ultimate working from home inspiration.
Hungarian architecture and design studio Hello Wood is renowned for its innovative, sustainably-built wood cabins. Its latest project is a small but mighty modular 8-square-metre wooden cabin that makes for a handy home office and can double as a playroom, guest bedroom or peaceful refuge. With large windows to optimise natural light, sleek wood panelling and an insulated interior, it makes working from home a delight.
A Room in the Garden
This utterly unique prefab garden room in south west London was designed by Studio Ben Allen as a workspace for Ben's engineer brother and nutritionist sister-in-law. The octagonal structure pays homage to the design of the weird and wonderful 18th century Pineapple house in Dunmore Park, Scotland, with the external geometry also referencing the features of an artichoke. Inside, timber columns converge to form a truss like structure that supports the roof and offers a greater sense of space.
Despite being built eight years ago, Alison Brooks Architects' Lens House remains an exemplar of cutting edge architecture. The project involved the conversion of a derelict 19th century house in north London to a stylish home and workspace. The office extension is particularly impressive, with a large aperture-style opening positioned above the desk inside, perfect for capturing light during the day and drawing the lush greenery of the back garden in.
Podmakers' luxurious Escape Pod is the perfect home office or studio, offering exactly what it promises — a quiet escape from the demands of hectic family life and a peaceful place to work. With cedar shingle cladding and birch ply and European oak construction, it sits on a platform half a metre off the ground, allowing it to be rotated to catch the sun through its curved windows.
Norwegian prefab specialists Livit have mastered the art of modern home offices, with their impressive new Studypod, a super sleek modular office designed to promote a sense of calm by bringing the outdoors in. Its compact size makes it the ideal addition to a backyard and the single floor-to-ceiling window gives the sense of being immersed in nature.
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