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* Residential Architecture: The White House Prahran by Nervegna Reed Architecture, ph Architects

Posted by the editors on Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Residential Architecture: The White House Prahran by Nervegna Reed Architecture, ph Architects: “..a contemporary home on a narrow inner city allotment. The house was to have two bedrooms plus an extra study that could be used for visiting artists to stay in, and was also to include a private subterranean [art] gallery..The house extends over 3 levels; the entry is on the middle, ground level, where all the living spaces flow around a courtyard, a sliced circle, a hint of a possible larger courtyard in an expanded field of scattered architectural objects and events. The placement of objects on this level works much like a layout of a pinball machine, with each surface hinting at possible routes that one could take through the house, sometimes encouraging a certain movement, sometimes not. The front study is for visiting artists and has an adjoining bathroom. Downstairs is a basement gallery, indirectly lit from the north front garden via a concrete light shaft / skylight which also doubles as a seat or sculpture podium..”  Extensive glazing, natural light; interesting fenestration and interior volumes, wood detailing, terrace, courtyard..

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image: © John Gollings; article: “The White House Prahran / Nervegna Reed Architecture, ph Architects” 29 Mar 2011. ArchDaily. <http://www.archdaily.com/122704&gt;

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