When an architect needs new digs, you know the end result is going to be pretty spectacular. Australian architect Max Pritchard needed a studio at his home, but he didn’t want to modify the heritage listed elevated steel and glass house.
Instead, Pritchard designed and built the Tree Top Studio, a two-level circular tower that overlooks the surrounding treetops. Golden plywood sheeting wraps the tower in a lovely, natural looking sheath.
Access to the tower is via a timber bridge that leads to an entrance on the second story. The interior workspace is lined with bookshelves and features dark battens that carry through from the exterior to form striking visual details.
A roof overhang provides shelter from the sun while Pritchard works in his private woodsy getaway. With the belief that designers should be able to construct their own creations, Pritchard took on all of the construction work – minus the electrical – himself, including the stunning circular work table within.