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10 garden studios from Dezeen's Pinterest boards that can be used for work or play

Garden studios can be used for all types of activities, as proven by these 10 examples from our Pinterest boards, which include a cedar-clad yoga studio and a cabin used as a writer's retreat.

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The Enchanted Shed, Austria, by Sue Architekten

This 1930s outhouse near Vienna was converted by Sue Architekten into a writing studio and playhouse. One end of the gabled structure is entirely glazed, offering views of the surrounding forest.

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Construction Trailer, Belgium, by Karel Verstraeten

An abandoned trailer was transformed to create this peaceful retreat at the bottom of a family garden in Ghent. The trailer was bought for just £12, and now provides a place for rest, play or study.

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Cork Study, UK, by Surman Weston

London office Surman Weston created this shared workspace for a musician and seamstress at the end of their narrow garden. Birch plywood was used throughout the interior, which features separate workstations for the couple.

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Writer's Shed, UK, by Weston, Surman & Deane

The same studio, which previously went by the name Weston, Surman & Deane, was also behind this quirky shed with a backlit facade. Referencing imagery from children's literature and mythology, it was designed as a writing retreat for an author, and features a library and wood-burning stove.

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AJ Pavilion, India, by Abraham John Architects

Abraham John Architects created this garden pavilion in Mumbai, which is used as a lounge by a local film production studio. The building's glass facade opens up views of a large jack fruit tree as well as the surrounding greenery.

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Forest Pond House, UK, by TDO

This wooden folly was designed by London studio TDO to provide a meditation and play space for a family in Hampshire, England. The curved plywood and copper form is glazed at one end to frame views of the adjacent pond.

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Brooklyn Garden Studio, USA, by Nicholas Hunt

This shed in the backyard of a Brooklyn property features a calming all-white interior and skylight. Designer Nicholas Hunt wanted to create a place of solitude and escape amongst the buzz of New York City.

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Shadow Shed, UK, by Neil Dusheiko

Charred cedar was the material of choice for this office-cum-yoga studio in north London. As well as built-in window seats and a desk area, the structure is fitted with three types of lighting to make it suitable for different activities.

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Writer's Cottage, Norway, by Jarmund/Vigsnæs

Norwegian studio Jarmund/Vigsnæs placed a desk directly behind the large glass window of this angular shed in Oslo, for clients who wanted a quiet spot to work and appreciate views of the surrounding landscape.

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Artist's studio, Australia, by Panovscott 

Clad in wood recycled from telephone poles, this garden shed plays host to an art studio. The clients asked architecture firm Panovscott to design a space of "gallery quality", where they could create and display work.

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