A modern backyard shed with a potting room and bike storage.

A multi-functional backyard shed was included in a landscape project by SHED Architecture & Design.

The backyard shed with an S-shaped layout has an exterior of weathered steel and Ipe wood, giving it a contemporary appearance that complements the surrounding garden fence.

A modern backyard shed with a green roof, that's made from Ipe wood and weathered steel.

On the side closest to the yard, a large section of the wood exterior slides open to reveal a potting room. Inside, there’s plenty of shelving, lighting, and a potting bench with a sink.

A modern backyard shed that hides a potting room behind a sliding door.

On the side of the shed that faces the street, there’s a storage room that opens the same way as the potting room. The storage space has enough room for bikes and paddles, as well as a couple of shelves.

A modern backyard shed that hides a bike storage room behind a sliding door.

The backyard shed also has a green roof that’s framed by the weathering steel, and can be seen from the upper story windows of the nearby house.

A modern backyard shed with a green roof, that has an exterior of Ipe wood and weathered steel.
Photography by Mark Woods