A tiny shed in a small Italian commune was designed for two different purposes: to store wood for heating during winter and as a shelter for animals. Built by Studio Errante, the aptly dubbed ¨Wood and the Dog¨ construction employs local, naturally treated wood and standard materials for a rugged yet modern look. The design finds itself situated amidst family homes on a tiny street in Paesana, in the Piedmont region of Italy.
Studio Errante’s Sarah Becchio and Paolo Borghino created this adorable shelter at the southern corner of a family home’s patio in Italy. With access from the house and also from the street, the shelter was made for storing wood for heating the house on cold winter days. Constructed mainly from concrete and local chestnut that’s been burnt using a traditional Japanese protection method, the shelter keeps wood dry inside as the air flows through the walls.
Photos by Studio Errante