2,063 Asian Home Office Design Photos
Photo by:Tsutomu Yamada
asap/ adam sokol architecture practice
Beginning with the owner’s stated preference for a home with abundant natural light, the name of this project was adapted from that of a famous Beijing garden.
C&R Remodeling constructed this studio and home office for Linda Stewart, Interior Designer. Her carefully planned design artfully blends contemporary with Asian influences. Two sets of French doors open to the exquisitly landscaped back yard and patio area. The studio doubles as a family room and has become the couple's favorite living area. The main house connects to the studio via an open but covered breezeway. Photography by Jon Deming
Our client, a professor of Japanese sociology at Harvard, owned a Deck House home with its post and beam construction and 1950’s modernist simplicity. She asked Feinmann to design a multi-purpose addition to meet several needs: a functional yet spacious home office, a beautiful entry way into the home, and a serene sitting area. The client mentioned she has always wanted a Japanese “scholar’s study,” which is traditionally a contemplative workspace area enclosed by shoji screens. We told her the Japanese minimalism she desired and the clean modernist aesthetic of her existing home could marry quite nicely (the blending of East and West) with some thoughtful interventions. The challenge then became finding a way to balance these styles. The house is surrounded by many trees, so bringing nature into the home was easily achieved through careful placement of windows throughout the addition. But the design element that brought it all together was the large translucent wall (kalwall) in the main hallway. This unique material allows for diffused natural light to envelop the living spaces. It has the same insulative properties as a typical exterior wall, and therefore is considered to be a great “green” building material. It is also quite versatile, and we were able to customize it to give our accent wall the Japanese feel of a shoji screen. We reiterated this design element with actual shoji screens to enclose the scholar’s study, which also doubles as a guest room. Post-and-beam construction was continued from the existing house through the new addition in order to preserve aesthetic continuity. Homeowner quote: "I wanted a certain feeling and the Feinmann architect really got it. I had already been through three different architects—one even said that the house was a tear down." Awards: • 2007 Gold Prism Award Renovation/Addition Best Remodeling/Restoration under $250K • 2007 Best of the Best Design Award Residential Addition for Best Project under $250K • 2007 Remodeling Design Merit Award Residential Addition $100 - $250K • 2007 Regional NARI Award Contractor of the Year: Residential Addition • 2006 Eastern Mass NARI Award Best Addition over $100K Photos by John Horner
This home office includes a wooden ceiling made of Western red cedar, walls covered with Japanese "mud" plaster (juraku), an alcove for placing art work (tokonoma), tatami-mat floor, shoji window screens, a bamboo latticed window (shitaji mado), and a low table that can be hydraulically raised up and down. When the table is lowered into the floor, it is covered with a tatami mat, providing more space and options for use of the room..
photo by akira hosaka
Wilding & Wolfe
Nick Smith Photography
The rolled up hidden blinds in the reading room bay window. Bill Meyer Photography
Caitlin Wilson Design
Courtney Apple Photography
書斎 奥に見えるのは寝室への扉 撮影：平野和司
Alan Design Studio
Designer: Ruthie Alan Photography by Michael Robinson
InHouse Design Studio
This home office was built in an old Victorian in Alameda for a couple, each with his own workstation. A hidden bookcase-door was designed as a "secret" entrance to an adjacent room. The office contained several printer cabinets, media cabinets, drawers for an extensive CD/DVD collection and room for copious files. The clients wanted to display their arts and crafts pottery collection and a lit space was provided on the upper shelves for this purpose. Every surface of the room was customized, including the ceiling and window casings.