The Studio Fiskavaig

Isle of Skye,  Scotland –  The Rural Design Studio Built area:    30.0 m2 Year built:    2016 Photographs: David Barbour Grassy knolls surround Studio Fiskavaig, a small holiday home in the Isle of Skye, Scotland. The design is basic and simple. It’ll only take a year to build, interiors included. The Studio is a part […]

Bark Studio

Bark Studio - Mezzanine Level

Noosa Hinterland  Q  Australia  –  Bark Design Year built:     2001 Built area:     100 m2  (1,080 sq.ft.) Awards: Royal Australian Institute of Architects:  Sunshine Coast Building of the Year Royal Australian Institute of Architects:    Beatrice Hutton Award for Commericial Building Architecture Australian Steel Institute:    Architectural Steel Design State Award 2003. […]

Southern Highlands Studio

Fire safety was a primary design consideration

Bullio  NSW  Australia  –  Benn and Penna Architecture Year built:     2013 There are some places in Australia where the risk of bush fires is ever-present. When the bush burns, it does so at a terrifying speed since the native eucalyptus exude a highly flammable oil through their leaves. Houses need to be designed […]

Moor Street Apartment and Office

Moor Street Studio - Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne, Australia – Clare Cousins Photography: Shannon McGrath Another great example of ‘walk to work’, in this case through an interconnecting doorway that separates two large warehouse apartments. From a warehouse to a residence and office, this project exemplifies how buildings can be upcycled rather than demolished for urban renewal projects. This renovation gives justice to the […]

Three Needs – Three Studios

The Cooper Joseph Studio - work, rest and listen

If you work from home, you probably know how good it is to have a dedicated work area – a place to stay focussed away from the everyday household distractions. In this album, there are three very different studios. The first is for a writer, the second for a sculptor and the third, as a […]

The Hackney Shed

A simple, elegant workspace

Garden Studio Hackney, London – Office Sian Studio Year Built:  2010 Awards:  Architect’s Journal Small Projects Shortlist 2011 NLA Best Domestic/Office Refurbishment Projects Shortlist 2010 It’s simple and it’s relatively inexpensive with a rapid payback period when compared to paying a commercial rental. And, of course, it’s a short walk to work! Situated in a domestic […]

The Blob is coming…

The Blob

Totally Mobile – dmvA Architecten Belgium Built Area:       20 m2  (216 sq ft) Project Year:    2009 Photography:  Frederik Vercruysse The Challenge: The client, the principal of Xfactor Agencies, wanted a home office extension designed and built.  The local planning authority refused consent despite various submissions covering a range of options. The Solution: […]

Frick Studio and Residence

Frick Studio and Residence

Austin Texas USA – KRDB Architects We are absolutely comfortable in stating that the future of work is at home, not a central office. Current communication standards already allow millions of people across the globe to avoid the daily commute, simply by ‘logging in’.  Here at OBN, our two closest co-workers are some 300 kilometres apart. […]

Working From Home

When opportunity beckons – Choosing to work from home is a lifestyle choice increasing numbers of us are making. But to transition from a structured workplace to a home office is full of challenges. Among them is the physical location and layout of your chosen work area. Here are a few ideas to get the […]