Forest view home office, CT

Connecticut 2020

A modern detached home office with a view of the forest for quietness and focus. Large windows on its three sides visually expand the small space and enhance the feeling of being in the deep woods. The Japanese style ceiling (:sao tenjo) along with wide windows casings, both in untreated red cedar, creates the connection between outside and inside.

The wall area opposite the windows is the re-interpretation of Japanese decorative & sacred niche (:tokono-ma). On one side of the post (: toko bashira), there are shelves (: chigai dana) with art objects and a cabinet (: tsuke shoin) that hide the modern office necessities. Another side of the post is for the owner to sit and rest.