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“We wanted to open up the back of the house, but there’s nothing to look at,” says Dana. “So we decided to put something in our yard as a focal point, to create our own view.” The architects came up with a glass-walled studio, which Dana uses as 

her home office. The architects mounted a steel I-beam that spans the yard, with holes drilled at eight-inch intervals for maximum flexibility of use. Right now it’s used for Ikea play equipment, but later they plan to hang a hammock and a movie screen.

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The walls of the cinema room/guest bedroom are covered with Seasons Autumn Cloud Forest. Because it’s a cinema room, Zeng and her husband knew they wanted a dark colored wallpaper to help minimize the light reflection from the projector. "We immediately thought of our Cloud Forest design. Full of drama, the surreal composition of plants floating between the clouds seemed like the perfect fit for a cinema room," she says.
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 modular shoveled and drawers were designed into four separate categories based on the measurement of each object.
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.
The detached space can easily be used as an artists studio or a home office.
The yoga studio can also be converted into guesthouse.
The artist studio overlooks the green roof on the yoga studio.
Decorative artist Willem Racké worked with Susan Chastain to create this vibrant tangerine lounge. The two main walls of the small room were painted to give the illusion of looking into infinity. A high-gloss, orange lacquer covers the ceiling.
The doors are insulated panels that can be left opened or closed depending on the use of the space.
The office space sits behind a brass-framed glass window, which overlooks the studio. The owners wanted to leave the original stone wall as a relic of the home’s history.
The minimalist interiors provide a distraction-free workspace for visiting artists.
Inside, wall space is prioritized, with concealed plywood blocking to support hanging work.
A dual work-live studio in Rhode Island.
The studio is also complete with a kitchen and a sleeping loft so that it can serve as self-sufficient guest quarters.
A workspace in the studio.
The Music Pavilion is filled with a soft, uniform white light diffused by the canvas roof overhead.  Deep red hues echo the warmth of the desert.
The Cabaret Theater, used for music and theater, displays the thickness of the exterior walls with buttressing structural supports extending to the roof.  Bold red chairs and lush red carpet match the warm, dessert hue.
A smaller, rectangular building between the two blocks that's equipped for surfing-related activities.
The bunkhouse annex contains a workshop, kitchen and wine cellar.
The mirrored surface of the shed reflects delightfully distorted images of the natural surroundings.
An upstairs yoga practice space.
Close up of the interlocking broom heads
Broom heads were locally sourced for the project
The micro-office was built to replace a former garden shed
The hidden entrance slides open.
The office is a 13-foot walk away from the home office
The communal reception building.
In Seattle, an artist sought an affordable option for her own studio and looked to Modern Shed, a company that provides solutions for storage and limited living spaces like studios and office sheds. Metal panels in gray and red clad the exterior, and natural light pours in through glazed double doors and clerestory windows.
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The interior of the she shed by Modern Shed features wood paneling and exposed beams. The prefabricated shed meant that it was ready to be used within a few days of its arrival on site.
When a homeowner needed extra space for her growing business, she also looked no further than Modern Shed for her minimalist she shed, with a sloped roof, clerestory windows, and personalized window and door locations. A color scheme that worked with the colors of her historic home also on the property gave it its finishing touches.
This beautiful Modern-Shed home office overlooks a gorgeous vineyard in Eastern Washington.
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The ribbon-like design affords the building three different gabled roof profiles – one is symmetrical, while the other two lean in opposite directions.

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.