The PIckers Shed
A shed for friends
When clients become friends, you can find yourself doing the odd architecture job, despite giving up architecture for colour…
Inheriting a small vineyard on the Tamar River, north of Launceston, meant the Hobart based owners required accommodation on site. A tight budget, and the need to remove precious rows of vines to site any building at all, led to the design of the compact 9x4m building with a deck and separate bathhouse.
The rectangular shed hovers just above the vines, at the top of the north-east facing plot, to take in beautiful views across the Tamar River. At one end, a bunkroom with 4 beds, at the other, a sleeping loft floats above the kitchen, dining and living areas.
The interiors are lined in plywood, producing a warm and calm atmosphere. The exterior is clad in charcoal corrugated iron (Monument), producing a simple dark form, at ease in the landscape.
Rob Marzetti, RM Building
Sonia van de Haar