Out in country Victoria Designed by Sean Godsell Architects.

A simple farm shed to provide rudimentary accommodation in a stunning serene and rural location.

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In our discussions we noted the primary requirement in rural and outback Australia for shelter – a roof parasol that provides some shade and protection from the rain as well as a place to enjoy outdoor activities – cooking, eating and engaging with and framing the spectacular landscape that exists on this particular site.

In the end we adapted a hayshed structure and modified it by including a translucent roofing material for light and adapting some industrial walkway grating to make a louvre for shade. Two translucent ‘sheds’ are positioned to the east end of a monolithic concrete plinth – one shed for cooking and eating and the other for sleeping and ablutions.