Dwell's Favorite 19 Shed & Studio Design Photos And Ideas

Marco V. Morelli says his Studio Shed is the perfect refuge. “It’s changed my life for the better,” he says. “I’ve gotten so much more work done, and I think my marital relations are much better because I have a place of my own.”
Designed by Marco Casagrande, this floating sauna was a gift for the Rosendal
community, a village at the end of the majestic Hardangerfjord in Norway.
The structure is comprised of sheets of glass, a steel armature, and a wood shed that hugs the rear facade
Davor (with his wife, Abbe, and son, August) designed the main living and dining pavilion as a double-height space to increase its perceived volume, and added high cubbies for extra storage.
Architect Indra Janda hand-cut sheets of polycarbonate into 15¾-inch square shingles and clad the entire timber structure—a gabled roof and walls—with them.
The Shudio and patio with privacy trellis.
Phillips designed Judith a stark white, glass-fronted art studio.
The Backyard Lounge and Office is 330 square feet and features windows on all sides.
Working with his colleagues at Austin Maynard Architects, architect Andrew Maynard added a 184-square-foot, sun-saturated greenhouse extension to his existing 364-square-foot home, and the new space serves as an office for him and his team.
Designed by Stockholm firm Waldemarson Berglund Arkitekter, this prefab artist studio called Ateljé 25 is shaped like a Monopoly house, serves as an artist’s studio and has simple plywood interiors and massive skylights.
Helsinki architect Ville Hara and designer Linda Bergroth collaborated on a prefab shed-meets-sleeping-cabin, which can be assembled with little else than a screwdriver. Bergroth, inspired by nomadic yurt-dwellers, wanted an indoor/outdoor experience for her property in Finland.
Bathers can easily exit the structure and dive into the cool water via the door or the side hatch.
Milan studio AtelierFORTE envisioned a sauna in the northern Italian countryside that has wings like a bird.
Inside this burnt-timber clad box, a sauna by Canadian studio Partisans was designed with a sinuous CNC-cut cedar interior that emulates the form of a seaside grotto.

If you have ever considered building a modern shed or studio in the backyard, you'll appreciate the projects below, which prove that small spaces can deliver a big impact. Transform this often dormant space into a family room, hobby studio, or meditation room. Give the humble backyard shed a chance to shine—forge an opportunity for better living or enhanced storage.