This small annex is located in the garden of two professionals
in a suburban residential area. 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. Their intention was that the project would work as an
alternative to a cottage in the countryside.
The project is located at the edge of a north-facing slope
towards a railway station, with dense shrubs below and on either
side. To maximize the view, the entire north facing façade consists
of glass, providing ample natural light for the workspace inside.
In order to not obstruct the view, the desk is made completely out
of glass. All of this makes the space seem lifted above the
surrounding landscape. The project rises in height towards the
south, in order to reach above the neighbor's hedge and allow
direct sunlight to flow in to the interior.
The south elevation is narrow, to avoid too much sunlight that
could disturb the workplace, and provide privacy. The shape of the
building is a result of the shift from the wide and low north
elevation to the tall and narrow south elevation. Volumes
containing a reading chair and a mezzanine protrude from the main