Cowshed House Industrial Dining Room, Sydney
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Inside the Cowshed, the rustic finish of the bricks is maintained and complemented by exposed timber beams. The architects preserved the fabric of the original cowshed where possible, though much of the building was structurally unsound. The firm writes of the project: “What was rebuilt carries the spirit of the cowshed, composed from a palette of simple, robust materials; concrete slabs polished as flooring, recycled bricks left as face for the internal walls and the timber structure exposed. Oiled timber doors and windows and corrugated cladding hint at the Australian pastural vernacular now all but forgotten in this rapidly gentrifying neighbourhood.”Spaces within the Cowshed are truly open plan, each room connects visually to the next and all spaces open onto the sunny north-facing courtyard – helping the 5 by 15 metre space to defy its constrained dimensions.