The Doors

As part of the design of THE SHED, we have two large doors that open to create an internal breezeway or indoor/outdoor space. The idea is to allow extra internal space during the cooler months and have a cool covered area during the warmer months, which we can expose or protect from prevailing breezes or winds respectively.

The North door is a glass fold up door 4 metres wide x 3 metres high and the Southern breezeway door is a ‘massive sliding wall’ also 4 metres wide…

Wrapt in Black

Black is bold!
So it was a bold decision to decide on black for THE SHED.
We had decided on a Colorbond finish for the entire exterior of THE SHED, we then just had to narrow down our colour palette. We knew we wanted a dark tone, but when originally looking the only colours available where Ironstone, Deep Ocean or Monument, as their black colour ‘NightSky’ had been discontinued. While we liked Monument we were never 100% sold. Fortunately by the time it came to order we were informed by Colorbond, by popular demand, ‘Nightsky’ was once again available. The decision was made, it was bold and beautiful.

Here’s THE SHED getting wrapped in black…

Walkers Beach

This magical spot is the backdrop to the picturesque Gerringong Golf Course and only a hop skip and a jump away from us. We are lucky enough to view this stunning secluded beach from THE SHED, which at times can offer some great wedgy beach breaks, salmon and tailor according to the local fisherman, and rock pool fun for the kids. Walkers Beach is only accessible through the North end of Gerringong Golf Course.

Slab & Steel

The last few months have been an amazing experience as we witnessed the early stages of construction of THE SHED.  From watching the pouring of our giant slab and the meticulous work of our concreters, to the touch and go placement of the enormous steel ‘A’ frames that would form the ‘backbone’ of THE SHED and the galvanised steel purlins that would form the ‘skeleton’.  There was a lot at stake as all these elements would ultimately be exposed and a main feature of THE SHED, true to industrial architecture.

Ready, Set, Build

Day One: the digger is a diggin’
Super excited to see excavation work start today, (not so happy to see our beautiful green grass getting ripped up!) … so the ground can be levelled in preparation for the 33 x 6 metre concrete slab.

Day One: digging

Day One: digging

Industrial Style

Inspiration from The Grounds of Alexandria:
Located in an old pie factory from the early 1900s, this cafe and coffee research site embraces its rustic and industrial aesthetic.
Interiors by Caroline Choker.

The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

 

The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

The Grounds of Alexandria

 

 

 

a shed?

 

concrete shed

concrete shed

woodstock farm usa by rick joy architects

woodstock farm usa by rick joy architects

Our first meeting with our new architect Alexander Michael was a great meeting of minds and explosion of ideas.
A simple ‘shed’ style structure was proposed which seemed to meet our criteria for a simple, light and robust building.  The more we chatted it seemed like the perfect all seasons solution that would fit in with the lifestyle and landscape.
Time for a bit of inspiration from architectural ‘sheds’ or ‘barns’ across the globe.

the barn house, belgium, by buro 2

the barn house, belgium, by buro 2

the barn house, belgium, by buro 2

the barn house, belgium, by buro 2

zachary house, north carolina

zachary house, north carolina

 

black shed, scotland

black shed, scotland

shed style home, sydney by richard peters

shed style home, sydney by richard peters

 

Austrian Contemporary Barn via Share Design

Austrian Contemporary Barn via Share Design