A dilapidated tinshed was disassembled, salvaged and carefully transformed into a small studio and home office. Designed by architects Raffaello Rosseli, the reconstructed version of this building now includes a new timber frame with the original corrugated iron cladding reinstalled on three sides of the facade with the western face clad in fibre cement panels left raw, in the spirit of the original building.
Simple and honest finishes have also been used in the interior, with plywood floors and bare white walls allowing natural light to bounce throughout this humble home.
The building stands at the rear of an inner city residential lot in Redfern, Sydney and was previously a windowless and structurally unsound shed.
– Salvaged corrugated iron from existing shed
– Timber framework
– Plywood flooring
– Low maintenance materials
– Small footprint
The humble tin shed is an iconic Australian structure. The project was to re-purpose an existing tin shed at the rear of a residential lot. The shed in its current state was dilapidated and structurally unsound. The original tin shed was disassembled and set aside while a new timber frame was erected. The layers of corrugated iron accumulated over generations of repair were reassembled on three facades.
Nadine is the founder and editor of Eco Edition and founder of the Eco Edition Design School. She’s an experienced interior designer, sustainable materials consultant, speaker and serial home renovator.