4 home offices offer a glimpse into the future of remote working
In Chicago, architectural firm dSPACE Studio designed a residence in Lincoln Park for a couple from New York. A simple yet eye-catching home work arrangement features a suspended wood desk that appears to float in front of a glass wall. Located in the residence’s open-plan dining room, the workspace is at the heart of the home, providing connection to everyday rhythms and mixing, rather than separating, life and work.
Maybe your home doesn’t have enough space for a dedicated workspace. British prefabricated experts Koto Design (in partnership with the New Art Center) have developed a modular solution: Home Office # 1, a carbon neutral cabin that can serve as a home office, meditation room or retreat in the backyard. A charred wood exterior gives the almost geological-looking structure durability and a unique matte black finish, while a minimalist interior gives you room to reflect.
Inspired by 18th century garden follies and the humble artichoke, London studio Ben Allen designed A Room in the Garden to be used as an office, play structure, bedroom, or garden shed. Created with affordability and ease of construction in mind, it’s a whimsical answer to the challenge of feeling locked in at home.