This tiny backyard studio in Toronto is the perfect home office for an architect who wanted to play a bigger role in his child’s life. Oliver Dang, founder of architecture firm Six Four Five A, constructed the timber structure for himself as a private workspace overlooking a small green area where his one-year-old can play.
The studio occupies a place at the end of the architect’s garden enclosed by high fencing. The cedar wood used for the fence was also chosen for decking and cladding the 100-square-foot hut. An asymmetric pitched roof tops the structure and shelters a small interior space fully optimized to fit all the necessary amenities.
Exposed vertical studs are used to support shelves, the drawing board occupies a space underneath the window, and a standing computer desk runs along one side. A slab of Carrara marble salvaged from a skyscraper functions as a threshold.
The building provides the family with more flexibility in organizing their day-to-day life and spend more time together. The firm said in a statement: “The resulting design is a bright, lofty and functional office space that is also visually and spatially connected to the house and yard.”
Photos by Ashlea Wessel