The Hello House is a renovation and extension of a Victorian shophouse to accomodate a family home and artist's studio. The modest but beautiful front rooms were refreshed and its dysfunctional old back rooms demolished and replaced with new spaces more suitable for 21st century life.
The Hello wall, designed in collaboration with artist Rose Nolan, offers to start a conversation with locals while continuing the architectural story of the area's 19th century heritage buildings, 60s and 70s brick flats and small warehouses.
Rather than blending in or blanding out of its heritage-ous neighbourhood, Hello House is a slightly loud but friendly new face in the street.
Photographs: Nic Granleese
Builder: Anthony Adams | CBI Complete Builder's Insight
Bricklayer: Rob Fuchshofer | R&K Fuchshofer
Joiner: John Matkowsky | M & J Cabinets and Joinery
Electrician | Linked Electrical Services
Painter | All Shades Painting
Concrete Floor Polishing | JV concrete
OR get in touch with Ben at Bowerbird.io- he'd love to help with further information about this project. Give him a call: +61 435 196 520
selection of articles about the Hello House
- The Weekly Review | Houses that Engage With the Street
- Mezzanine Magazine | Street Talk
- Open Journal | Remarking on a Wall
- Architecture & Culture (Korea) | Issue 413: 헬로 하우스
- Divisare | Atlas of Architecture: Hello House
- Feel Desain | The Friendliest House on the Block
- Design Milk | A House That Says Hello
- Better Homes & Gardens TV Show | Ep 19: Hello House
- HÄUSER | Einfach Einladend (Simply Inviting)
- The Age: Domain | Here's a fine architectural how-do-you-do
- Arquitectura y Diseño | 10 Best Buildings of 2014
- Houzz | Houzz Tour: A Creative Renovation Says Hello
- Habitus Living | Conversation Starter - The Hello House
- Yadokari - 見るたびに笑顔になれる家 "Hello House"
- Fubiz | Voici la Hello House
- HypeBeast | OOF! architecture x Rose Nolan "The Hello House"
- Architecture Lab | Hello House Australia
- Design Boom | A Friendly Greeting to Passersby
- Architecture AU | Type cast: Hello House
- Slate | Design Eye: World’s Most Extroverted Facade
- Contemporist | Hello House by OOF! Architecture
- Trends Folio | OOF! architecture 聯合藝術家Rose Nolan 打造“The Hello House"