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The Shed / Richard Peters Associates

  • 01:00 - 21 November, 2011
The Shed / Richard Peters Associates
The Shed / Richard Peters Associates, © Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

© Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander © Justin Alexander +17

From the architect. Tucked away at the end of a lane in the Sydney suburb of Randwick, close to The Spot and in walking distance to Coogee beach, is a 74 sqm simple brick industrial structure built in 1890 by two Irish blacksmiths (brothers) to house their coach building business.

© Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

Over the past 120 years the building has also operated as a motorcycle repair shop, secondhand washing machine warehouse, a builder's workshop, and more recently a studio for local artists. Having grown up in the area, one of the owners knew the building well and when it came up for sale in 2003, took a leap of faith and invested in a project that presented an exciting opportunity to develop a smaller, sustainable and more efficient way to live, while challenging the convention that ʻbigger is betterʼ.

© Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

Sustainable Renewal

The project responds to the city's growing need for adaptive reuse, meets the constraints of a limited budget and addresses the long term needs of owners who wanted a home that would reduce the use of traditional (costly/polluting) energy requirements – all without compromising the level of amenity or comfort, in fact improving it, while maximizing privacy and renewing/greening a forgotten lane way.

© Justin Alexander
© Justin Alexander

The building has a north-facing roof that has been set up with solar panels to harness the sun, there are operable doors and windows from north to south to allow good cross ventilation so there is no need for air conditioning, while the thermal mass of the concrete floor holds the winter sun to warm the building in the colder months. Along the southern wall a full bank of kitchen/storage on ground level, and robe/storage on the first level, has been installed as an effective insulator from the adjoining lane way.

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© Justin Alexander


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24 Comments

Actual Home · November 18, 2014

Nice article :)

thank u very much

warm regards

Tri Kusumawardani

Ulf Bendik · June 01, 2012

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Strang Architecture · April 19, 2012

love this renovated house in Australia! http://t.co/BXtMDSvS

Carlos J. Pampliega · April 17, 2012

The Shed / Richard Peters Associates | ArchDaily http://t.co/Zrfo1kA0 #rehabilitación y transformación de un cobertizo en vivienda.

Lewis · December 27, 2011

Randwick shed converted into awesome house. Only thing missing is shelves. http://t.co/0bvgM5Ue

Eliza Figgs · November 30, 2011

http://t.co/oEc2QNOP me gusta esta remodelación.

Phil · November 29, 2011

Can you show me the kind of the floor is? Thanks

Iztok Hvala · November 28, 2011

Bringing old buildings to life... The Shed / Richard Peters Associates http://t.co/nfzd8B62 #architecture

S+ained Design · November 25, 2011

best shed... http://t.co/XOS0ruJO

Fajfar · November 24, 2011

Sydney Shed by Richard Peters Associates. http://t.co/pqGlpOdo

José Luis Retamal · November 24, 2011

Estos son reformas y no la que hace @Arquitecnico78 ;-)) http://t.co/9RYBkYyt

Amira Jauregui · November 24, 2011

The Shed / Richard Peters Associates http://t.co/WThHdBwj #Architecture #Industrial_Desing #Interior_Design

Gio · November 23, 2011

Hey, you said you worked with limited space and limted budget, you gave us the space, but not the budget. Is it possible for me to know a approximate figure of how much it took to do this. I am interested as I would like to take on one of these projects in a loft I am currently leasing. Thanks

Centor4 · November 23, 2011

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Karissa Rosenfield · November 23, 2011

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adamfryatt · November 23, 2011

I wish I could buy an old somewhat dilapidated building like this and fix it up #architecture #smallspace http://t.co/Hk4keS8n

Grant Erskine Arch · November 23, 2011

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Paul Peterson · November 23, 2011

Pretty nice for a &#39shed&#39 http://t.co/lwJZVZqB

Tony · November 23, 2011

Wow... really nice! only have one concern is the corrugated iron ceiling insulated?? Cause that baby will be pumping some heat into that bedroom in summer if it isn't...Fill us in :)

Rocky Slater · November 22, 2011

I really enjoy this refurb design!-would like to know how they get away with staircase without a balustrade to BCA? http://t.co/PF70wUGb

Zoheir AYAD · November 22, 2011

nickel !!

Ronique@Freshome . · November 22, 2011

What a great example of a reuse building that maximizes and addresses sustainability but looks comfortable to live in! Love the natural light, and its great to see the before pictures, what a wonderful addition to this 120 year old building!

majchers · November 22, 2011

Bravo!

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