A few months ago I had the great privilege of turning my camera to a very small and creative project in inner Hobart. “The Barn” is an 1820s stable behind the former Bulls Head Inn and has now been transformed into an innovative residence by architects Elizabeth Walsh and Alex Neilsen (worksbylizandalex). Their creativity didn’t go unnoticed – they were awarded the Heritage Award and Small Project Architecture: Nicholas Murcutt Award at the 2015 Australian Institute of Architects National Awards.

As I photographed the tiny building over an afternoon and morning, Liz and Alex were happy to have me stay in the barn. They rent it out through airbnb (airbnb.com.au/rooms/2320681). What they’ve managed to achieve in such a small and historically sensitive building is truly admirable and can represent a template of sorts for other adaptive re-use projects. Tasmania is full of potential “Barns”!
Green Magazine Editor Tamsin O’Neill rightly gave the Barn and great airing. Was great to work with writer Catriona McLeod on this story too.
Bravo all round.




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