EmAGN This: Hard-hat Tours
This exciting initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects’ Emerging Architects & Graduates (EmAGN) and Open House Melbourne, is a genuine once-in-a-lifetime chance to see unique architect-designed homes under construction. You will share a moment in the life of each home, before it is completed.
The program features hard-hat tours of Fitzroy Terrace, Ceiling House, Il Duomo, and Merri Creek House. Hear from award-winning architects and builders as they discuss the challenges of designing and constructing contemporary residential architecture in Melbourne.
Please note building site conditions will vary in scale and building stage.
Merri Creek House
Saturday 28 July at 10am and 11am
Currently being constructed by Atma Builders, the Merri Creek House is scheduled for completion in September 2018. This curved turret house is an orange-brick delight with cascading greenery to come. The streetscape context is made up of double-storey curved, brick-veneer, deco waterfall houses, with decks over the garages. In this context, the re-interpretation fits in perfectly.
Saturday 28 July at 1pm and 2pm
The existing vaulted ceiling and original tiling evoke Florence’s Duomo. This urban delight, situated on its tight site, packs a punch. Bringing a slice of Italy, to Melbourne. Constructed by Latrobe Building Service, and scheduled for completion in November 2018.
Matt Gibson Architecture
Saturday 28 July at 10am
This hard-hat tour is with builder and architect of Matt Gibson Architecture + Design’s Fitzroy Terrace. Constructed by Warwick Construction, this residential project is scheduled for completion in April 2019.
Saturday 28 July at 11am and 12pm
The ceiling house re-imagines a single-storey terrace to amplify the difficult light qualities of the space and typology. It also creates new social adjacencies to the neighbourhood. Constructed by Sceam Construction, the Ceiling Project is scheduled for completion in August 2018.
Provided upon booking
Time & Date
Saturday 28 July
Able-bodied access only, 18 years and above, construction site, dress appropriately
Free – bookings essential: first release Friday 13 July 8.30am until booked out, second release Friday 20 July 8.30 am until booked out, small booking fee applies.
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