Los Angeles, USA – Bertram Architects
Built Area: 18.5m2 (200 sq ft)
Designed as a quiet space with minimum distraction for a writer. Furniture is plain and built in to both maximise the available space and avoid distraction. Here are the architect’s notes:
“Inspiration for the home office came from the “Russian word пустынь or poustinia (which literally means desert): a small simply furnished and preferably remote cabin to which a monk would retreat to fast and pray in solitude and silence.”
The studio is on a hillside behind the owner’s home. Access is via a winding bluestone stairway surrounded by agaves yucca, cactus and other drought-resistant plants. Partially set into the hillside and cantilevered out over the hill, the building is a careful balancing act between grounded practicality and inspiration taking flight.”
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