EmAGN This

Posted Tue 5th Jun 2018 | Helen Sweatman

Have you ever wondered how all those amazing contemporary homes are built? How an architect’s imagination takes form? Well, ‘EmAGN This’ is your chance to see the bones of great architecture under construction.

EmAGN This is an initiative of the Australian Institute of Architects’ Emerging Architects and Graduates Network in partnership with Open House Melbourne. The concept offers exclusive hard-hat tours of a number of architect-designed Melbourne homes. With tours led by architects and builders, you’ll get insights into the design and construction process, and gain a deeper understanding of how ‘the finished article’ is actually created.

“EmAGN This is a rare opportunity for Open House Melbourne visitors to experience the reality of a residential build, and also to hear first hand from architects and builders,” says Open House Melbourne Executive Director, Emma Telfer. “We’re delighted to be able to offer these unique tours as part of the Weekend program’s pre-booked component.”

There will be four hard-hat tour locations:


Merri Creek House

WOWOWA Architecture

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.


Il Duomo  

WOWOWA Architecture

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.


Fitzroy Terrace

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.


Ceiling House

Sibling Architecture

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.

With limited spaces available on tours on Saturday 28 July, be sure to book your spot when the tickets open on Friday 13 July.


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