This ‘Buried Studio’ Office Makes Working from Home Look Luxurious
You can think of this studio as a fancy shed. It’s detached from the house while still nearby, so Leal’s clients can “commute” by walking across the lawn to their private workspace.
“The goal was to install a small studio on a piece of land in front of a conventional residence without affecting the view from its main facade,” Leal explained in a project description sent to Apartment Therapy. “Clients, who [will] eventually work in the home office, had the need to feel that they were leaving the house while working.”
The studio is set underground, its roof flush with the lawn. Made with reinforced concrete, the roof curves around and down, creating a green wall on one side of the studio building. A set of stairs leads down from the ground level. The sunken area also includes a small outdoor space, a garden within a garden.
Measuring less than five-hundred square feet, the space contains a meeting table, a work table for two people, a micro kitchen with storage space, and a toilet. A rainwater catchment grid directs water to the sinks and toilet.
The large windows on one side of the studio, along with the light wood and concrete interior, make the small space look bright and spacious.