Tasmania’s most popular architecture and design event, Open House Hobart (OHH), is back in just a few weeks!
Now in its seventh year, the 2019 program features over 70 buildings and tours in and around Hobart, most of which are not normally accessible to the public.
Among these buildings are several personal homes, including one that was recently featured on The Design Files – The Apple Crate Shack! This home was designed by and for Andrew Kerr of AKA Architects, and constructed on a modest $103,000 budget including a 2.8kW solar system. (No easy feat, considering the construction cost of an Australian home is a reported average of $1270.80 per square metre!)
There’s also a handful of historically significant mid-century homes available to visit, such as the 1964 Alt-Na-Craig Apartment designed by influential and significant architect, Ray Heffernan. Two of the recognisable homes are the 1978 Dorney House – one of three residences by architect J. H. Esmond Dorney on the one Sandy Bay property. The second is the 1959 Jarvis House in Bellerive, which features a distinctive curved roofline. (Be quick – registrations for this one are filling up fast!)
All buildings are free to attend, although some require prior registration (check the website listing for details where this is required).
This event is worth travelling for, so if you’re not in Hobart, book your plane tickets now!
Open House Hobart 2019
Saturday November 9th – Sunday November 10th