“Tinshed” is not a rugged precarious home, it is a modern studio flat/office located in the trendy area of East Redfern, one of Sydney’s most interesting and dynamic suburbs.
It was designed by architect Raffaello Rossellis who reused the corrugated iron boards from an old shed standing previously on-site to create a modern space with humble exteriors that reminds the area what was left behind.
Tin sheds are a part of Australia’s building vernacular, which is why the architect decided to keep the old shed’s spirit and revamped it into a new home, a new building that is rough and honest.
Filled with windows that let plenty of natural light to shine in, the rusty dwelling has bright spacious interiors that beautifully contrast with its durable hard shell.
The original corrugated iron boards from the old shed (located at the back of a house) were left untreated, getting rustier and changing its silver, red and olive green colors with time.
The house consists of two floors that shelter a studio flat and office space and its interior design was left minimal and modern.
To make the new building, the architects had to tear down the old shed, build a new timber frame structure and then cover it with the recycled corrugated iron sheets, which were carefully selected, creating a rough patchwork palette.
A modern icon for architecture in the city, the rusty Tinshed is one of the hot spots from Sydney’s “architect bike tour”. It sets a perfect balance between the old and the new, the clean and the rusty, with small but comfortable interiors that are open, comfortable and full of light.
A tin shed might not be the place where you expect to have your next holiday, but this unusual rusty dwelling is up for rent at Airbnb, if you dare.
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