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TREETOP OFFICE: Eat Your Heart Out, Cubicle Warrior

Posted By Bridgette Meinhold On August 5, 2009 @ 4:30 pm In Architecture,green roof,Sustainable Building | 5 Comments

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One look at this office nestled amid the treetops and you might contemplate how to change your life in order to have a workspace with such an incredible view. Peter Frazier [1], a customer experience consultant, decided after years of working at an office [2] and gaining over 50 pounds that he needed to make a change in his life – so he built this incredible office in the woods. Set amongst the trees above Chuckanut Bay in Bellingham, Washington, his lofted cube serves as a workspace and guest room, and it has a green roof [3] on top too.

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The gorgeous office sits below the main house and is nestled into the trees [4] to blend in to its environs. With glass on three sides of the cube and a cantilevered deck overlooking the Bay, Frazier has plenty of inspiration from his desk. The green roof on top helps insulate the little office as well as camouflage it within the forest – from above the cube would practically disappear.

Frazier knows for certain that his home office [5] helps him lead a healthier lifestyle. He eliminates his commute by working from home, has more time for his family and to spend outdoors, and has devised a better system for working. To avoid back and sciatica problems Frazier works standing up, which probably also gives him a better view of the ocean. His desk consists of a plank of cedar, and there are no extra desk chairs [6], lamps or extraneous items in this simple and uncluttered office space.

+ Peter Frazier’s Flickr Stream [7]

Via Lifehacker [8]


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URLs in this post:

[1] Peter Frazier: http://uiarchitects.com/

[2] office: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/04/statoilhydro-office-by-a-lab/

[3] green roof: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/05/14/vanishing-act-cooper-point-house-blends-into-big-sur/

[4] nestled into the trees: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/07/25/retreat-to-an-ewok-eco-spheres-in-trees/

[5] home office: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/01/vodafones-mobile-blogger-home/

[6] desk chairs: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/02/win-a-free-cobi-chair-at-smartfurniturecom/

[7] + Peter Frazier’s Flickr Stream: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31083975@N03/

[8] Lifehacker: http://lifehacker.com/5329865/office-on-the-forests-edge

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