Boulder-Like Home Office is a Working Retreat in the Garden
As more and more people opt to work from home, more and more people are discovering just how difficult it is to separate their personal life from work life. The solution? A dedicated home office space in the backyard, preferably one detached from the main house. The Tetra Shed from Innovation Imperative is a particularly attractive example.
The Tetra Shed was meant to challenge the idea that a home office has to be a room in the home that has simply been turned into a home office. Why not turn the notion on its head by creating something altogether more interesting – a space where you will actually want to spend time?
As a single unit, the Tetra Shed is just big enough for one or two people. But the units are modular and can be connected to form spaces as big as one’s imagination. These can be used for learning, guest accommodations, play, retail, or nearly anything else imaginable.
Engineered timber, matte black rubber and birch faced plywood are the simple, back-to-basics materials used to create these visually fascinating modules. Closed up in a backyard on a dark night, a single Tetra Shed looks rather like a large, dark boulder.
In the light of day, though, when the windows are opened up and sunlight pours in, the space is light and airy…and surprisingly roomier than it looks. It isn’t an executive office, but it is much larger than the cubicles many of us spend our days in.
The brilliantly minimalist sheds do not come with a minimal price tag, unfortunately. Innovation Imperative expects to charge an average pf £15,000 (around $24,000) for each unit. “Prices start from as little as £6,950 for an unfurnished unit, softwood internal finish, skylight and clad in plywood for self finishing. All standard fitout options are supplied with an internal cavity (to run cables, fit sockets/switches, recessed led lighting and built in speakers) concealed behind an internal lining of your choice. The softwood internal finish option is not supplied with a cavity and separate internal lining.”