Joseph describes the Home Observatory as a mixture of craft and mischief. "Traditionally, observatories are solid, stoic, and windowless—buildings meant neither for looking out of nor looking at. Here we abandoned precedent, conceiving of the entire structure as a garden pavilion with the viewing room elevated a full story above the ground level. Abstract and modern in character, the structure has wood slats that play with shifting daylight."
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