Cowshed HouseIndustrial Exterior, Sydney
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3. Drawing on former useOnce a cowshed, this contemporary inner-Sydney house preserves the character of its previous life and celebrates the eclectic nature of the neighbourhood. Wherever possible, Carterwilliamson Architects retained the fabric of the original cowshed and rebuilt whatever it couldn’t.
A former cowshed becomes a modern houseWhen Carterwilliamson Architects were approached by their clients to transform a former Cowshed into a home, they were a little shocked. However, even in inner-city areas like Sydney’s Glebe there remains a range of buildings that served another era and are now ripe for transformation. “The old cowshed in Glebe provided a rare opportunity to preserve some of the character and charm of this eclectic neighbourhood,” says Shaun Carter, principal architect at Carterwilliamson. The Cowshed House demonstrates how working with existing structures with their layered patinas of history can be a fantastic contribution to the city – as well as a stunning place to call home.See more of this project
Material mixPlay with materials and use them together in combinations of wood, concrete, brick, stone and corrugated iron.Take Australian country corrugated iron and use it as furniture cladding, splashbacks, or around walls – inside and out.
3. Free flowCowshed House, SydneyWhat used to be an old cowshed provided a rare opportunity to preserve some of the character and charm of the eclectic inner-city Sydney suburb of Glebe. “The shed was essentially a long brick wall that held the urban edge of corner and street and returned to house a few bedrooms in the place of the former stalls,” says architect Shaun Carter of Carterwilliamson Architects.
A palette of simple, robust materials reflect the rural history – concrete slabs polished as flooring, recycled bricks left as face for the internal walls and the timber structure exposed. Check out the rest of this project
The Cowshed House, an industrial-style residence in Sydney, NSW, takes the vernacular to another level with constant references to agriculture – and a touch of fun. The mix of traditional materials, finely composed yet distorted form, repeated references to green pastures and, finally, the reuse and recycling of materials already on-site, make a success out of this urban project. Carter Williamson Architects proves that greener pastures can be found on the inside!Your turnWhat are your favourite elements of Australian architecture? Tell us in the Comments below, like this story, save the images, and join the conversation.MoreCurious about design from the other side of the globe? Don’t miss Houzz’s Danish Design Guru Answers: What Makes a Design Classic?