The curves of the House Arc shed—and its integral wooden shade superstructure—echo the “wave” of the backyard’s deck. Its footprint is a mere 8 by 12 feet, and the steel-tube frame keeps the weight down to 3,000 pounds. Palo Alto, California–based architect Joseph Bellomo designed the House Arc with an eye toward supplying easy-to-build emergency housing, but the units are equally suited to providing extra storage, entertainment space, or even a guest room.
“The House Arc can be a backyard office, a yoga room, or housing in the most in-need places. It’s for everyone, everywhere,” says Bellomo.