Open House Melbourne.

At the weekend Melbourne’s most interesting buildings opened their doors to be trampled through by voyeurs and nosy neighbours. I love a bit of through-the-keyhole so couldn’t resist heading to check a couple of them out. This is Hive Graffiti apartments in Carlton which was designed by architect Zvi Belling, whose flat we got to nose around. The integrated graffiti on the building’s exterior spells out ‘hive’ – Belling collaborated with Melbourne artist Prowla.

It’s great to see a building incorporating the street art that covers so many of Melbourne’s buildings. It also created some pretty cool window shapes. We sadly weren’t allowed to take pics inside the house, but think Bond on a bit of a budget: sleek, white, bachelor-ish. The other building I went to see (in the University campus) was way-boring so I shan’t bother sharing.

Open House Melbourne runs yearly.