Wild Watchtower: Forest Studio & Library Space

I love this watchtower designed by architect Peter Gluck. Although it might not be much from the outside, I can imagine curling up on one of the sofas and watching nature unfold.

The heavy base and open-on-all-sides windows above are reminiscent of the watchtowers often used by park rangers out in the wilderness. However, this one is constructed of steel and concrete rather than the traditional rough timber.

The outdoors is fully accessible through a cascading glazing system – sliding windows sit one in front of the next so that entire corners can be easily opened to the exterior. Inside the building is lined with bookcases, couches, and desks, all level with the lower edge of the windows, preventing any visual obstructions to the outside.

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