Garden Pavilion by BLOOT Architecture
BLOOT Architecture designed this modern garden retreat to serve both as a home office and as a small guest house. Site and regulatory constraints limited the new structure to 22.6 m2 (243 ft2), but architect Tjeerd Bloothoofd made the most of the space. Floor to ceiling shelves line one wall, and a tiny bathroom and kitchenette are positioned against the back wall.
Light plywood paneling and orange paint bring warmth to the room. Floor to ceiling windows and a bank of skylights bring in plenty of light, but sliding screens constructed of wood slats provide privacy when needed.
The architect did a great job in detailing the space. The frameless window over the kitchenette is especially noteworthy, extending from wall to wall and right down to the countertop. As a result, the kitchenette almost disappears. Visually the cabinets blend into the wall while the countertop resembles a wide windowsill. Another unusual window placed right at floor level provides an interesting view of a weathered brick wall, a nice contrast to the smooth finishes of the pavilion.
Images courtesy of BLOOT Architecture.
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