A writing pavilion grows in Brooklyn

writers pavilion exterior
© Cameron Blaylock

Writing sheds are not as common in America as in the UK, although Mark Twain had a lovely one. So it was surprising to see such a lovely one pop up in Brooklyn, of all places.

door and entry© Cameron Blaylock

It's designed by Archi[ten]sions, "an innovative architecture and urban design multidisciplinary studio dedicated to exploring the relationship between architecture and the social developments of contemporary cities."

Writing and drawing are activities that contribute to the creation of a parallel imaginative world and to producing infinite options whenever a condition of isolation or immersive solitude is needed. The small space is located in the lush and protected garden of a creative couple involved in the arts.

interior© Cameron Blaylock

It is clad in stained cedar with a pine plywood interior, and is "minimally furnished with a chair and a folding writing table." The plan shows insulation in the walls, so this will probably be useable year round.

pavilion plan© Architension

This would be wonderful for those days with writer's block; The designers conclude in glorious archi-speak: "The specific phenomenological conditions of this retreat space make ideas come to life through a synthesis of material and spatial imagination."

Found on Shedworking.

Tags: Brooklyn | Less Is More | Small Spaces

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