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Corrugated House – Sydney


It must be difficult for Australian architecture to shake the corrugated iron stereotype, despite its continued, widespread use throughout urban and bush architecture. In suburban Sydney, however, I came across this fantastic twist to the formula. Clad in old, rust and paint covered corrugated sheet metal, the recycled facade of this new build emerges from the alley as if spawned from the dilapidated fence that still lines the curb.

Nestled behind some classic examples of Victorian suburban architecture the resulting patchwork of colour is not dissimilar to army camouflage. Perhaps it could be described as urban camouflage? It would be interesting to find out the response from the planning office on this one.

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