Convertible Courtyards House / Christopher Megowan Design

© Nils Koenning

Architects: Christopher Megowan Design
Location: Prahran VIC,
Area: 70 sqm
Year: 2013
Photographs: Nils Koenning

The Cullen / Jackson Clements Burrows Architects

© John Gollings

Architects: Jackson Clements Burrows Architects
Location: VIC,
Design Team: Tim Jackson, Jon Clements, Graham Burrows, Michael Stelluto, Rob Kennon
Area: 1,200 sqm
Year: 2009
Photographs: John Gollings

Ziggy Stardust Dominates Prahran Apartment Facade

© Herald Sun

Melbourne’s Prahran neighborhood will soon be home to a five-story block with ’s alter ego Ziggy Stardust emblazoned across the façade. The image will span across four of the levels on the new $10 million Tatu building. Utilizing a perforated metal screen system, the eyes and lips of the facial image will be adjustable when residents shift the screens on their balconies.

Originally rejected by the Stonnington Council, it was overturned by the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal. While some local residents are speculative of its aesthetics, the bold move made by developer Donald Musto is sure to garner attention.  Whether you are a fan of Bowie or not, the full façade mural is sure to make a mark on Melbourne – even if it does come across as kitschy.

References: www.heraldsun.com.au
Photographs: Herald Sun