Being an author requires a very particular set of skills and character features, but surroundings is just as important. While some draw inspiration from crowded and noisy envioronment, a great majority of writers prefer quiet and calm places, where they can gather and write down their thoughts. With them in mind, architects from the British studio Weston Surman & Deane designed and built the Writer's Shed.
The building's name is rather misleading as it suggests a crude rustic shed that barely holds itself together. In actuality it is more of a beautiful and intimate single-chamber house. It has a shingle-clad facade with a glazed sliding door and covered veranda. The latter is fronted by a cedar screen with numerous gaps betwen its narrow slats. The screen lets sunrays in during the day and casts a long shadow at night, when the wood burning stove fills the house with warm and welcoming light.
The interior is clean and sparse. It offers only the essential appliances and facilities to provide as much space as possible, both for daily activities and thoughts. Writers will appreciate gorgeous and simple furniture and large oiled chipboard bookcases with which they can turn the shed into their very own private library. A lone desk by one of the walls - just below the skylight in the asymmetric pitch roof - invites to write as soon as you set foot inside. Could an interior be any more inspiring?