The spiral form of the ‘nautilus’ is reflected in the wedge-shaped plan, evolved from the functional rectangle to let in maximum amount of light into the workspace, and in the section through the curving roof with an unusually long overhang, devised from light diagram calculations to provide adequate weather shading and privacy. The simple plan has two large work spaces with a kitchenette, bath and mechanical room wedged in between, all opening out to a terrace at the back and a porch in front, topped by a loft above the mid space accessed by a wheeled custom made stepladder. A pulley arrangement has been provided for transporting heavy items to the loft store. The larger workspace is a dry area for textiles and the smaller one is a wet painting space. The considerable interior height affords sufficient storage along the walls, which are positioned in large blocks to provide privacy where required, leaving out large voids for the glass windows letting in ample sunlight and also a comprehensive view of the garden and play spaces outside. The customised furniture made from the wood of a cedar tree on site, is light weight and mounted on wheels to allow for instantaneous arrangements according to need and mood.