Extreme Repurposing in Sydney, Tin Shed Edition by

Issue 82 · Australia by Design · July 26, 2013

Extreme Repurposing in Sydney, Tin Shed Edition

Issue 82 · Australia by Design · July 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

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: The tin shed remains contextual in scale. 

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: The vertical slats of the new gate are in keeping with the vertical striations of the corrugated metal. 

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: Neutral interiors contrast with the exterior patchwork patina.

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: A strategically located window brings light into the stairwell. 

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: The fourth wall of the repurposed shed is concrete. 

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: Corten steel window frames match the corrugated metal panels. Photograph by Richard Carr. 

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: A galvanized metal door marks the entry to the studio. 

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: The tin shed before it was repurposed. Photograph by Raffaello Rosselli. 

Tin Shed in Sydney by Rafaello Rosselli | Remodelista

Above: A new office and studio. Photograph by Raffaello Rosselli. 

The map below shows the Tin Shed's location in Sydney.

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