Modern and Imaginative Design: The Prahran House

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Nervegna Reed and PH Architects designed this modern dwelling in Melbourne, Australia. It’s called the Prahran House and it was created for an art gallery director who wanted a contemporary two-bedroom house with an extra study where visiting artists could stay. The owner also asked for a subterranean gallery.

We like Nervegna Reed’s description of the house, saying that it’s “a bit like a Rorschach test, enabling people to read into it what they like”. Take for instance the front façade: it could be a virtual “2”, or a “?”. Extending over three levels, the Prahran House is definitely minimalists, with furnishings disposed almost like in a pinball machine (again Reed’s comparison) that create many different possible routes about the house.

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