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Extreme Repurposing in Sydney, Tin Shed Edition

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jul 27, 2013 01:05 AM
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by Christine Chang Hanway last modified Jul 26, 2013

Australian architect  Raffaello Rosselli  celebrates the patchwork beauty of corroding steel by repurposing a humble tin shed into an office and studio in the inner-city suburb of Redfern, Sydney. Rosselli preserves the memory of a neighborhood’s industrial past by saving the layers of corrugated iron, which had accumulated over generations of repair, from its last remaining industrial shed. Dilapidated and structurally unsound, the shed was disassembled in order to replace the structure and to add windows. Reassembling the patchwork of tin onto the new structure, Rosselli successfully turned a humble tin shed into an office and studio: Spot the difference. The studio is available to rent through Airbnb .  Unless otherwise noted, photography by Mark Syke  via Arch Daily .  Above: The tin shed remains contextual in scale.  Above: The vertical slats of the new gate are in keeping with the vertical striations of the corrugated metal.  Above: Neutral interiors contrast with the exterior patchwork patina. Above: A strategically located window brings light into the stairwell.  Above: The fourth wall of the repurposed shed is concrete.  Above: Corten steel window frames match the corrugated metal panels. Photograph by Richard Carr.  Above: A galvanized metal door marks the entry to the studio.  Above: The tin shed before it was repurposed. Photograph by Raffaello Rosselli.  Above: A new office and studio. Photograph by Raffaello Rosselli.  The map below shows the Tin Shed's location in Sydney. View Larger Map Planning a trip to Australia? Plan your trip with our favorite design haunts down under in our City Guides . 






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