An amazing living space design which is called the Prahran House is completed designed by the Nervegna Reed together with PH Architects in Melbourne, Australia. The architect client, an Art Gallery director, ask the architect for a contemporary home on a narrow inner city allotment. The architect have designed this living space to have two bedrooms plus an extra study which could be used for visiting the artist to stay in and it is also for include a private subterranean gallery.
The house itself is extends over in 3 levels, the entry is on the middle, ground level, it is where all the living spaces is flows around a courtyard, which is a slice of a circle. The dispersed placement of the object , materials and the functions on this level is works much like a layout of a pinball machine, each surface is hinting at a multitude of the possible routes which one can take through the building, sometimes it is encouraging a certain movement, sometimes not. The front study with adjoining bathroom is used for visiting the artists. Which is indirectly lit by a concrete light shaft/skylight which is also having the functions as a seta and a sculpture podium, the downstairs is a basement gallery. Which is enabling the people o read into what they like, the house is works a bit like a Rorschach test, whether it be a virtual image of a “?”, or a number “2” (the front of this house), or other architectural images which is inhabit the house surfaces and the spaces.
Photography by John Gollings