Nooks and crannies, window seats, those little ‘extra’ spaces that are thought through and judiciously placed in a building by clever designers. Do them right, and they become enjoyable wee corners to read, chat, sleep, work or just think. Get them wrong and they’ll sit empty or become havens for clutter. Windows are an ideal place to put them, to enjoy and make use of some natural light. At the basic end, an extended low windowsill may suffice, but let your creativity run wild and you may end up with something like the trapezoidal window with ‘scoop’ seat below.
Bookworm by Atelier 010
Window seat in an MSP office, Scottish Parliament
Pic – Adam Elder/Scottish Parliament
Photograph ©2004 Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body
DIY Reading Nook
Via Freshome: 36 window seats