A Room in the Garden, UK, by Studio Ben Allen
An artichoke-shaped garden room in southwest London accommodates this quirky study.
The space is fronted by a desk and picture window, while at its rear is a chunky plinth where inhabitants can recline to read a book – it even includes a pull-out bed, perfect for mid-afternoon naps.
Argentona Apartment, Spain, by YLAB Arquitectos
The full-height oak wood cabinetry inside this Barcelona apartment conceals a fold-out desk where inhabitants can sit and work.
Inhabitants can alternatively opt to work on the light-filled terrace that’s dotted with potted plants.
London apartment, UK, by Roksanda Ilincic
An ovular desk by revered French architect Charlotte Perriand is the focal point of the office in this Kings Cross apartment, which has almost exclusively been filled with furnishings from female creatives.
The piece is accompanied by geometric, black-frame chairs and pink curtains from Kvadrat that dip the room in a rose-tinted glow.
Pam and Paul’s House, USA, by Craig Steely Architecture
The office in this Silicon Valley home takes the form of a timber-lined pit, which the architects have created directly beneath a steep flight of stairs.
Should inhabitants want a more relaxed working environment, there’s also a 13-square-metre sunken sofa that’s upholstered in deep-purple velvet.
Flat House, UK, by Practice Architecture
Panels made from a mixture of lime and hemp form the textured walls of this home office, which is set inside a zero-carbon home in Cambridgeshire.
Other than a handful of vintage prints mounted on the wall, decor has been kept simple – the room is dressed with a plain black desk and wooden chair.
JB House, Thailand, by IDIN Architects
This home office in Bangkok was designed so that its owners, a young couple, could “privately keep in touch”. At the centre of the room – largely used by the girlfriend, who’s a writer – is a huge glass-topped desk.
It aligns with a void that looks through to the kitchen, allowing her to catch glimpses of the boyfriend, a baking enthusiast, preparing treats at the breakfast island.
London flat, UK, by Widger Architecture
Widger Architecture extended the loft of a Walthamstow flat to create this serene study. Light-hued birch plywood covers the walls and ceiling, and has even been used to craft its built-in desk.
Black decor accents – like the reading lamp, window frame and chair – hint at the extension’s dark exterior, which is clad in charred larch.
London apartment, UK, by Waldo Works
A west London penthouse plays host to this luxurious study, which boasts a brass-topped desk, merlot-red chair and turquoise walls adorned with literary artworks.
Laser-cut wool curtains have also been hung in the front of the windows, dappling the room with flecks of light throughout the day.