Garden studios can be used for all types of activities, as proven by these 10 examples from our Pinterest boards, which include a cedar-clad yoga studio and a cabin used as a writer’s retreat.
The Enchanted Shed, Austria, by Sue Architekten
This 1930s outhouse near Vienna was converted by Sue Architekten into a writing studio and playhouse. One end of the gabled structure is entirely glazed, offering views of the surrounding forest.
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Construction Trailer, Belgium, by Karel Verstraeten
An abandoned trailer was transformed to create this peaceful retreat at the bottom of a family garden in Ghent. The trailer was bought for just £12, and now provides a place for rest, play or study.
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Cork Study, UK, by Surman Weston
London office Surman Weston created this shared workspace for a musician and seamstress at the end of their narrow garden. Birch plywood was used throughout the interior, which features separate workstations for the couple.
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Writer’s Shed, UK, by Weston, Surman & Deane
The same studio, which previously went by the name Weston, Surman & Deane, was also behind this quirky shed with a backlit facade. Referencing imagery from children’s literature and mythology, it was designed as a writing retreat for an author, and features a library and wood-burning stove.
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AJ Pavilion, India, by Abraham John Architects
Abraham John Architects created this garden pavilion in Mumbai, which is used as a lounge by a local film production studio. The building’s glass facade opens up views of a large jack fruit tree as well as the surrounding greenery.
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This wooden folly was designed by London studio TDO to provide a meditation and play space for a family in Hampshire, England. The curved plywood and copper form is glazed at one end to frame views of the adjacent pond.
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Brooklyn Garden Studio, USA, by Nicholas Hunt
This shed in the backyard of a Brooklyn property features a calming all-white interior and skylight. Designer Nicholas Hunt wanted to create a place of solitude and escape amongst the buzz of New York City.
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Shadow Shed, UK, by Neil Dusheiko
Charred cedar was the material of choice for this office-cum-yoga studio in north London. As well as built-in window seats and a desk area, the structure is fitted with three types of lighting to make it suitable for different activities.
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Writer’s Cottage, Norway, by Jarmund/Vigsnæs
Norwegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs placed a desk directly behind the large glass window of this angular shed in Oslo, for clients who wanted a quiet spot to work and appreciate views of the surrounding landscape.
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Artist’s studio, Australia, by Panovscott
Clad in wood recycled from telephone poles, this garden shed plays host to an art studio. The clients asked architecture firm Panovscott to design a space of “gallery quality”, where they could create and display work.
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