Features a large, white-brick wall featuring the word ‘HELLO’, the Hello House by Australian practice OFF! Architecture in collaboration with artist Rose Nolan offers a friendly getting to the passerby of Richmond, a suburb of Melbourne. A skin of brick is all it takes to keep a secret and two worlds exist happily side by side with a public face that cheerfully greets the street while giving nothing away about the world behind. Inside, the house adjusts to the needs and moods of its residents – a cosy retreat in winter or an airy pavilion in summer – all secret from the outside world. Rather than blending in or blanding out of its heritage-ous neighbourhood, Hello House is a slightly loud but friendly new face in the street.
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