A brick industrial building in Sydney, Australia held the many faces of a coach building business, a secondhand washing machine warehouse, a motorcycle repair shop, a builder’s workshop and even a studio for local artists for the past 120 years. Then Richard Peters Associates gave this small structure a rest revamping it into a building of sustainable living and comfort challenging the notion that bigger is better. “The Shed” provides residential pleasures in an energy efficient way. Its north facing roof harnesses the sun with its solar panels. Cross ventilation passes through the home from north to south executing the need for air conditioning while the sun warms the space during the colder months because of the thermal mass of its concrete floor. A kitchen, dining area, storage room and a laundry situate on the ground floor while privacy is welcome to dwellers in the two bedrooms nestled upstairs. An upstairs deck, two courtyards and a garden also highlight the simple delights of this modest home.