The Working Drawing House in Melbourne designed by Nervegna Reed Architecture.
Designed on a tight inner city site, the house explores the notion of the incorporation of a fluid cinematic space within a tight envelope. Spaces flow into each other using the garden and street as interlocking volumes.
The car-park (which doubles as a plywood lined cinema) flows under the living spaces. The living spaces cascade from above the car-park (in order to ensure privacy from the street) down to the back garden.
The form of the house with its multiple split levels and service core evokes virtual images of the small 1960’s office building-as house, as well as the free plan and section of Adolf Loos and the citrohan houses of Le Corbusier.
Part of the working drawing of the house has been self-reflexively printed on the façades of the house in reflective road-sign tape, to expose the construction history of the project as an x-ray-style form of modern decoration.
Architect: Nervegna Reed Architecture
Design Architects: Anna Nervegna + Toby Reed
Project Team: Toby Reed, Anna Nervegna and Dean Boothroyd
Project Size: 264m2
Time to Complete: 7 months
Client: Anna Nervegna Toby Reed
Builder: Rahan Construction, Consultants: engineers Doug Turnball Turnball TD&C Engineering
Photography: John Gollings