Photographs | Nic Granleese
The Hello House is a renovation and extension of a Victorian shophouse to accommodate a family home + artist's studio. The modest but beautiful front rooms were refreshed and its dysfunctional old back rooms demolished + replaced with new spaces more suitable for 21st century life.
Although limited in area, the comfort + generosity of the new addition is maximised by making every inch of the site’s available space visible from the main living area but protected from the busy street.
The Hello wall, designed in collaboration with artist Rose Nolan, is big but it's not dumb. The wall protects the house interiors while offering to start a conversation with passersby and its toothy brickwork contributes a new chapter to the brick + blockwork story of its 19th century heritage neighbours and their more recent descendants.
Rather than blending in or blanding out, Hello House is a slightly loud but friendly new face in the street.
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
selection of articles about the Hello House
Houzz | Ply: the Wood that Grows on You
Realestate.com.au | Melbourne’s friendliest house?
Dwell Magazine | Say “Hello” to Passersby
Elle Decor Italia | Crossing | Issue: November 2018
Wienerberger | Architectural Tetris
Archinect | Experimenting in Historic Neighbourhoods
Domain | Melbourne’s best-designed suburb
Herald Sun | Conversation Starter
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"
Please have a look on Bowerbird.io for more information about this project
Very excited to be part of the #ThinkBrick Awards jury this year. Entries now closed & judging commenced. There are worse things than poring over the best brick, masonry + roof tile projects of the year. Countdown to the @thinkbrickaustralia Awards Gala begins - it's always a blast Detail from #HelloHouse | 2015 #HorburyHuntResidential winner | photo: @NicGranleese > #OOFarchitecture #ThinkBrickAwards #ThinkBrickAwards2018 #ThinkBrickAwards2015 #NicGranleese #BowralBricks #AustralBricks #FlemishBond #RoseNolan @Buildin_the_Dream @mcintyre.elizabeth
A very friendly brick wall that greets every passerby with a cheery 'Hello' 👋 Worth a wave if you're ever in our neck of the woods! 😎 The Hello House designed by OOF! Architecture. 📷 by @nicgranleese Check out the whole house over on the #huntingforgeorge @community_journal #oofarchitecture #architecture #brickwall #hellohouse #australianarchitecture #richmond3121 #melbourne #melbournestreetart #streetart #archidaily