The architect Raffaello Rosselli is the architect of this small claim to sustainability, I guess with the approval of the owners of this studio located in the back of a house located in a residential Redfern, Sydney, Australia.
The small cube covered with corrugated metal sheet, an icon of Australian popular architecture, was the last remnant of the industrial past of this now residential neighborhood. It was in very bad condition and at risk of collapse. The architect decided to dismantle the entire building and create a new wooden structure for security reasons. But he kept the coating to give the new construction the industrial air of yesteryear.
The completely new interior is designed in minimalist style, an open and bright area on the first floor with large windows. The ground floor instead is a space without openings to the outside.
Three faces of the facade have been covered with the remains of the numerous repairs that were accumulating the old construction, the fourth face of the building has been covered in fiber cement.
The sustainability in the construction starts with the wise recovery of the materials that are "in situ", which represents apart from an economic saving an energy saving by the new materials not used and an energy saving because no transport is needed. Maybe we should take note of ideas like this one. A simple space dedicated to office and study solved in an intelligent and respectful way with the environment. All an allegation to sustainability made with simplicity.