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#openupballarat Winner Announced

We’re pleased to announce the winner of our #openupballarat Instagram comp.

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Why Ballarat?

Ballarat is Open House Melbourne’s first stand-alone regional program. Our Executive Director, Emma Telfer, explains why this city was chosen and why the inaugural Open House Ballarat is so significant.

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Modern Melbourne

Modern Melbourne is a series of filmed interviews and rich archival material that documents the extraordinary lives and careers of some of our most important architects and designers including Peter McIntyre, Mary Featherston, Daryl Jackson and Graeme Gunn.

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Moving Melbourne | Open Journal

Open Journal takes a look at The Metro Tunnel Project, a key offering during Open House Melbourne 2017.

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Planning Your Ballarat Weekend

The weekend is a chance to challenge your opinion about architecture and build your knowledge of Ballarat’s history.

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Get to Know Ballarat

There is a lot to do and explore in Ballarat and surrounding areas, so we’ve put together this handy guide to help you plan your weekend.

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Citizen Jane: Exclusive Ballarat Screening

Open House, in association with ACMI, will present a special Ballarat screening of Citizen Jane: Battle for the City.

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Open House Ballarat reveals program sneak peek

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Open House Ballarat 2017 Announced

Open House Melbourne expands regionally into Ballarat!

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2017 Photography Competition

Share your pictures from the Open House Melbourne Weekend and enter the 2017 Focus on Photography competition.

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Visit the Architects

Explore the architecture studios and offices open for this Open House Melbourne Weekend.

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Broadsheet Melbourne: Melbourne Unlocked: Open House Weekend 2017

Melbourne Unlocked: Open House Weekend 2017 - Broadsheet feature on Open House Melbourne Weekend.

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Arts Review: On the Couch with Emma Telfer

Arts Review 'On the Couch' interview with Open House Executive Director, Emma Telfer.

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2017 Children's Program

Be sure to pick up a free copy of the 2017 Open House Melbourne Children's Program, from the Info Hub this Weekend.

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Design Files: Open House Melbourne this Weekend

Open House Melbourne Weekend piece in the Design Files!

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Open Journal: Top 10 Picks of The Weekend

Top 10 Weekend recommendations from Open Journal.

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Domain: Emma Telfer from Open House Melbourne on how looking to Finland could improve our city

Domain interview with Open House Melbourne Executive Director, Emma Telfer.

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Game for kids: Where is Jake?

Find Jake! He's hiding between the iconic buildings of Melbourne.

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Weekend City Highlights

Among the 200 buildings on display to the public this year for the 10-year anniversary Open House program, 87 are in the City of Melbourne.

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The Weekend: Jane's Walks

Join the Jane's Walk walking tours across Melbourne during the Open House Weekend.

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Meet the Artists of the 2017 Printed Program

Meet the artists behind the 10 different covers of the 2017 Open House Melbourne Printed program.

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Fun for kids at Open House Melbourne Weekend

To celebrate its 10-year anniversary, this year’s Open House Weekend program is bigger than ever, with an additional 80 new buildings to explore and plenty of fun and educational activities for the whole family to enjoy.

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2017 Printed Program now available at Readings

2017 Printed Program is now available to purchase exclusively through Readings, both in-store and online.

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2017 Program Launch

The annual Open House Melbourne Weekend 2017 Program was launched this morning at the RMIT New Academic Street precinct celebrating the event’s 10-year anniversary.

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Volunteer Expressions of Interest are now open

Volunteer Expressions of Interest for the 10th Open House Melbourne Weekend are now open.

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What Would Jane Do?

In partnership with ACMI and the Wheeler Centre for Books, Writing & Ideas, and in association with janewalks.org, Open House Melbourne will present a special program that examines the work of leading American urbanist and city activist, Jane Jacobs.

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Announcing Emma Telfer as Executive Director and Creative Victoria Anniversary Partnership

Open House Melbourne appoints Emma Telfer as Executive Director and announces Creative Victoria Anniversary Partnership.

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Jane's Walk: 6 - 7 May 2017

Jane's Walks are taking place across the city this weekend. Join a free tour and help celebrate the life and legacy of urbanist and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006).

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A look back at Open State

A look back at the inaugural Open State program, held from 17–26 March 2017 as part of Melbourne Design Week produced by Open House Melbourne in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria.

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Melbourne Design Week - Open State by Open House

Announcing the first round of Open House style tours for Open State, as part of Melbourne Design Week.

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Volunteer in 2017

If you'd like to volunteer for Open House Melbourne this year, please subscribe to our newsletter - we'll be calling for registrations later this year.

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Victorian Design Program

Victorian Design Program: a new dedicated program to celebrate, promote and strengthen Victorian design.

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Past, Past, and Present: An Audio Tour Between Three MPavillions

Open House Melbourne presents Past, Past, and Present, a free audio tour between all three MPavillions.

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Talking with Graeme Gunn

Interview with architect Graeme Gunn, from the 2016 Open House Melbourne printed program.

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Open Journal: 5 Questions with Emma Telfer

Open Journal asks Open House Melbourne's Creative Director 5 questions ahead of the 2016 Open Weekend program.

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2016 Focus on Photography winners

Announcing the winners of the 2016 Open House Melbourne Focus on Photography competition.

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2016 Focus on Photography Competition now open

Details for the 2016 Open House Melbourne Focus on Photography Competition.

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Questions of Pallasmaa

Tim Leslie, Studio Director of Bates Smart interviews Juhani Pallasmaa.

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The Weekend! What you need to know

Things you need to know about the Open House Melbourne Weekend.

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Are cafes the new seat of cutting-edge architecture?

'Meet the Young Guns of Melbourne' program feature from the Sydney Morning Herald ahead of the 2016 Open House Melbourne Weekend.

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Behind the Melbourne Housing Expo

Professor Alan Pert, organisation Chair, speaks to Liza Power from Kerstin Thompson Architects, about The Melbourne Housing Expo .

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SBS: Open House Melbourne

Maridel Martinez of SBS interviews Open House Melbourne Creative Director Emma Telfer a week before the 2016 Open House Melbourne Weekend!

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2016 Printed Program

Order your 2016 Open House Melbourne printed program and help support Open House Melbourne as a not-for-profit organisation.

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Announcing the 2016 Building Program

Explore the building list for Open House Melbourne's 2016 weekend program.

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An interview with Lachlan Holding, Acting Senior Sergeant, Victoria Police Mounted Branch

The 2015 Printed Program features a series of five interviews with people and organisations who we think are enriching the city and making good design an important part of Melbourne’s future.

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Interview with Victoria Thornton, OBE, Honfriba/Founding Director, Open-City London.

The 2015 Printed Program features a series of five interviews with people and organisations who we think are enriching the city and making good design an important part of Melbourne’s future.

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Christos Tsiolkas and La Mama

We had the pleasure of talking to Australian author Christos Tsiolkas about why La Mama is his favourite heritage building in the Open House Melbourne 2015 program. His interview is part of a Heritage Council of Victoria series that looks at the connection between Melburnians and their city.

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Interview with Rueben Berg, Director IADV

The 2015 Printed Program features a series of five interviews with people and organisations who we think are enriching the city and making good design an important part of Melbourne’s future.

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Interview with Justine Clarke, Director of Parlour

The 2015 Printed Program features a series of five interviews with people and organisations who we think are enriching the city and making good design an important part of Melbourne’s future.

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Interview with Rachel Elliot-Jones, Community Engagement, Assemble and Creative Producer, Assemble P

The 2015 Printed Program features a series of five interviews with people and organisations who we think are enriching the city and making good design an important part of Melbourne’s future.

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Peter Maddison's Open House Itinerary

With such a rich offering this year where do you start? Well you could do my planned itinerary. It's based around four preeminent Architectural practices at the peak of their game and all have completed virtuoso buildings. My tour runs from North to South, starting at The Shrine and ending at the University of Melbourne. All projects are breathtaking designs.

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Focus on Photography Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2015 Focus On Photography Competition. Judged once again by photographic luminaries Mark Munro and Dianna Snape, the Focus on Photography competition winner were selected for their creativity, quality of photography and significance to the Open House Melbourne theme of good architecture.

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Open your doors to the city for Open House 2016

We are excited to announce that our 2016 & 2017 expression of interest for buildings is now open. The Weekend is a chance for you to tell the story of your organisation's place in Melbourne's history and future, and it's an opportunity for you to inform people about the impact of design decisions on the city.

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Thank you to our Five Year Volunteers

We would like to recognise the dedicated volunteers who have tirelessly helped Open House for five years in 2014.

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