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HELLO HOUSE

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Photographs | Nic Granleese


HELLO HOUSE

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.

 BEFORE | the original "Renovator's Nightmare" | photo: OOF! architecture

BEFORE | the original "Renovator's Nightmare" | photo: OOF! architecture


DESIGN TEAM

Architect:  Fooi-Ling Khoo
Planning + Heritage:  David Brand
Collaborating Artist:  Rose Nolan
Engineer:  A M Daly Structural & Civil Engineers
Building Surveyor:  Anthony Middling & Associates

 

CONSTRUCTION TEAM

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


AWARDS:

 2015 Think Brick National Awards |    WINNER   | Horbury Hunt Residential Award

2015 Think Brick National Awards |  WINNER | Horbury Hunt Residential Award


 2014 ArchiTeam Awards |   WINNER   | People's Choice Award

2014 ArchiTeam Awards | WINNER | People's Choice Award


 2015 Master Builders Association |   WINNER   | Excellence in Housing Awards

2015 Master Builders Association | WINNER | Excellence in Housing Awards


 Hello House is proud to be a part of   OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE   2015

Hello House is proud to be a part of OPEN HOUSE MELBOURNE 2015

MEDIA:

selection of articles about the Hello House


MEDIA ENQUIRIES:

Ben at Bowerbird.io would love to help with further information about this project. Give him a call: +61 435 196 520