Twelve back-garden offices for working from home
Shaped like an artichoke, this garden studio was designed by London’s Studio Ben Allen and is coloured green inside and out.
It is made from a flatpack kit of CNC-cut timber pieces, so it can easily be re-built if the owners move.
Oliver Dang, founder of Toronto architecture firm Six Four Five A, created this workspace for himself modelled on a saltbox shed.
The unit was clad in vertical timber strips that were designed to emphasise its asymmetrical roof.
This garden studio, which doubles as a guest bedroom, was an outhouse that was built in the 1930s.
Vienna studio Sue Architekten renovated the structure to accompany a two-storey family home in the Austrian town of Eichgraben.
White polycarbonate shingles cover the exterior of this garden structure in a pattern that resembles snakeskin.
Architect Indra Janda, co-founder of Ghent-based studio Atelier Janda Vanderghote, designed the project for her parent’s house in northern Belgium.
The project is clad it in weathered steel with plywood lining the walls and ceiling inside to provides a surprising contrast to its rough exterior.
Brooklyn architect Nicholas Hunt built this wood-clad studio in his backyard in the Boerum Hill neighbourhood to provide “solitude within the immense landscape of New York City”.
It is painted all-white inside and topped with an angled roof covered in grass.
London-based architect Richard John Andrews constructed a shed for himself with a sliding glass door so that it is filled with plenty of natural light.
It features a desk built into the wall and two office chairs, while the exterior is formed from black, corrugated fibreglass panels.
Pine plywood covers the floors, ceilings and walls of this garden studio for two writers in New York City.
Brooklyn studio Architensions clad the petite structure with black cedar boards to create a stark contrast.
Named Garden Gallery, this project garden office was built by Panovscott with contemporary, white interiors to highlight the creations of a couple in Sydney, Australia.
It was built for two artists who wanted a space to create and photograph their work while staying at home.
Ivy covers this writer’s retreat in Melbourne in order to camouflage it from its lush surrounds.
“Sitting inside at the desk, there’s a certain inherent delight in bunkering down to look out to the garden and house beyond,” said local architect Matt Gibson, who worked on it with landscape designer Ben Scott.
This workspace, designed by London architecture practice Surman Weston, was built for a musician and a seamstress who live in the north of the city.
Cork cladding weatherproofs the structure and provides acoustic and thermal insulation, while the interiors are plywood.
Norwegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects built this two-storey structure for a couple in Oslo with an irregular, dark shape to frame certain views.
“The clients wanted a space that would allow them to isolate themselves to focus on their writing and work, while at the same time offering a generous view over the surroundings,” the studio said.