This project is an addition of a mini home office in the backyard of an existing 3 story single family home in Rockridge neighborhood of Oakland. The owner is looking for a space to work, relax, focus and be connected to the nature. Use of natural wood materials and a glass folding door that opens up to the backyard connects the space to outside and a floating deck above creates an additional outdoor space for the existing residence. brass round porthole windows light up at night to resemble moonshine and a floating ship in the middle of nature at daytime.
This project has been a successful example of mutual design and collaboration between owner and architect. We enjoyed listening to our client’s ideas and design explorations and learnt a lot from them: