In my occasional corrugated iron or ‘wrinkled tin’ posts I tend to focus on structures, constructed from corrugated iron sheeting, that are historical remnants, often falling into disrepair. As such this post is a bit of an anomaly as it records a structure in the process of being created, hence the title of this post.
The structure, a canalside store-cum-transfer shed, can be found at the start of the long Summit Pound, above the Claydon Flight on the South Oxford Canal. Though new, it’s nonetheless an good example of what might be called functional-brutalism ie. it’s a piece of modern, austere, vernacular construction, evolving and expanding to meet the particular needs of the smallholder-builder, with only the briefest of nods to any kind of aesthetic considerations.