architensions designs writing pavilion retreat in brooklyn backyard
all images courtesy of cameron blaylock




nestled in the backyard of a creative couples’ brooklyn, new york home, is the ‘writing pavilion’. an isolated place to escape, the small studio was designed by architects alessandro orsini and nick roseboro of architensions. the dwelling is clad with black stained cedar, which strongly departs from the interior’s natural pine plywood.

architensions writing pavilion brooklyn




the structure’s form is optimized to absorb and internally reflect as much natural light as possible. its interior is sparsely furnished with a single chair, folding writing table, and a small selection of artworks. the ‘writing pavilion’ provides a small retreat from the chaos of modern life, allowing ideas to come alive via a synthesis of material and spatial imagination. 


architensions writing pavilion brooklyn
folding desk workspace 

south elevation 

window detail 

architensions writing pavilion brooklyn
‘writing pavilion’ interior 

architensions designs writing pavilion retreat in brooklyn backyard
roof and floor plans 

architensions designs writing pavilion retreat in brooklyn backyard
west elevation and section b-b

architensions writing pavilion brooklyn
north elevation and section c-c



project info:


program: writing pavilion
client: withheld
partner in charge: alessandro orsini, nick roseboro
project architect: rodrigo gonzalez
team: richard w. off
contractor: garcia construction
photography: cameron blaylock



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edited by: nick brink | designboom