Maxon Studio

Olson Kundig has completed Max Studio, a detached workroom in a forest in Washington. The two-story structure rests on 15-foot-gauge railroad tracks, keeping it completely separate from the land. It's clad in weathered steel panels, and its form mimics the look of a traditional caboose. Inside, a workspace occupies the ground floor where floor-to-ceiling windows flood the interior with natural light, while warm wood plywood and blackened steel line the walls. A ladder leads to a loft area that serves as a lookout point for reading and relaxing.

Photos: Aaron Leitz

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