If you’re an architect, it would naturally follow that your home office would be both a functional workspace and an expression of your talent. This home office certainly delivers on both counts.
Lifehacker reader and architect Jeremy Levine has a spacious and well-lit office that will likely be the envy of cubicle-dweller and telecommuter alike. Jeremy’s office features a vaulted ceiling with exposed recycled wood beams and a combines clerestory and transom windows to bring in a huge amount of natural light and create an expansive work environment. Adjacent to his office is a home office for his wife, each office opens into a garden space. Both offices feature a desk system of his creation that he has dubbed the Mondrian Desk System:
[…]constructed of veneer ply (clear, black, and red) all of the horizontal elements, desk and shelves, adjust up and down the support rods which are hung from the ceiling leaving the area under the desk clear. The keyboard tray and mouse pad slide out on hidden glider tracks. Secondary shelves rotate around the rods for mouse pads, speakers, etc.
As if having vaulted ceilings, enormous amounts of natural light, and an awesome suspended desk system wasn’t enough the offices also feature hidden storage under the floorboards:
Both offices use a a concealed system hidden under the floor. Concealed trap doors in the floor are open by a food pedal revealing a hidden storage room. The doors opens up in sections using the same pneumatic arms that hold open car hoods. The doors swing clear under the desk which hangs from the ceiling on threaded steel rods. Stairs descend 5 feet below to the storage area under the entire room.
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