Enchanted Shed by Sue Architekten, adaptive reuse of outbuilding, 1930s farm building transformation, coal tar timber cladding,

Originally built as a storage shed, the old farm building was one of many that accompanied the Vienna Woods villas back in the 1930s. Over time many of these small outbuildings lost their purpose, fell into disrepair, and were demolished. Sue Architekten saw potential in the unwanted buildings and devised ways to convert the structures into “cozy hideaways” that were “affordable, magical places of retreat for families and their guests.”

Enchanted Shed by Sue Architekten, adaptive reuse of outbuilding, 1930s farm building transformation, coal tar timber cladding,

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The moss-covered roof and coal tar-covered timber cladding were preserved, however, the architects dramatically transformed the interior with gray varnished spruce planks and a large glazed wall on the front facade of the upper living space. A brass trapdoor separates the top floor from the ground level, which is used for storing miscellaneous items, such as the garden tools and fruit crates.

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