Dezeen's Jenna McKnight takes a look at a New York-based architect's small backyard haven that's meant to serve as an occasional escape the bustle of the city.

Aptly dubbed the Brooklyn Garden Studio, the 55-square-foot micro studio sits behind architect Nicholas Hunt's Brooklyn, N.Y. home. Its simple and clean-lined design features a wooden frame built atop a cinder block foundation, and is topped with an angled roof that is partly covered in grass.

Light enters the space through a skylight made from Plexiglas and several low-lying windows. Openings are strategically placed to maintain privacy while providing views of the garden and sky. "A double-layer of horizontal slats allow low views out from a seated position, yet restrict the prying eyes of neighbors from floors above," the architect said.

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