Washington DC-based studio Travis Price Architects has designed this studio for Wade Davis, a Canadian anthropologist, ethnobotanist, author, photographer and Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society.
Wade Davis Writing Studio By Travis Price Architects:
“While many need light-filled rooms for inspiration, he wanted to avoid large windows opening onto a residential neighborhood and sought a cave-like atmosphere to disappear into his work. Subtle light was brought in by other means when the architect built a dome above his client’s desk (which Price describes as similar to the rotunda of the oracle’s temple at Delphi) and filled it with the books he uses the most. Davis whimsically calls the space his “Navajo kiva of knowledge.””