"Dog house" is actually hidden access to a doggie door, providing visual & physical security against intruders. Could also protect dog door against weather! Not that we have a doggie door, but good idea!
With Brew Box Pad, Itay Friedman Architects has refurbished a nondescript apartment in an old multi-family block in Kreuzberg, Berlin. Now it's a modern loft, because nothing is impossible when good design is applied.