Looking to transform their overgrown backyard into a space where people could gather, a Seattle-based client enlisted local firm SHED Architecture & Design to design an outdoor area with three main elements: a wood-fired pizza oven, a fire pit, and a modern cantilevered garage.
The client—an avid pizza-maker who hosts weekly pizza dinners—was particular about the functional details of the oven. Using concrete blocks, concrete, and steel, the team designed the contemporary oven with a cantilevered prep surface and wood storage underneath. The focal structure also anchors the yard, with concrete block walls extending to the adjacent fire pit and fireproof stone pavers leading to the dining area.
For those interested in replicating the pizza oven, SHED recently launched a special project called Pizza for Change, an initiative to trade the oven’s plans to anyone willing to make a donation of $100 or more to organizations advocating for change. So far, the project has raised over $10,000 in donations to the ACLU, Black Lives Matter, and others.
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