An old tin shed may not seem like cozy or glamorous place to live, but recent renovation projects have demonstrated how spectacular transformations of such spaces can be.

In the Sydney suburb of Redfern, Australian architect Raffaello Rosselli has refurbished a corroding tin shed into a small office and studio apartment. The crumbling tin shed stood at the rear of a residential corner lot as an iconic Australian structure. The narrow two-storey building stood out on a single-storey residential street as…