Open House Perth
16 + 17 NOVEMBER 2019

The Dog House




Sunday 11th November: 10am - 5pm


3 Monmouth Street, Mount Lawley, 6050


Guided - No Booking Required

The Dog House was designed by James Taylor (BArch ’06 UWA) to be suitable for share housing in the rental market. The house contributes to the diversity of the otherwise rapidly gentrifying population of inner Mt Lawley. The brief for the design included maximizing the use of a very tight site, and making the house appealing as a rental. The designer sought to respect the adjacent heritage listed ‘corner shop’ and to incorporate a passive environmental design. The house references the designer’s ‘multi’ terrier dog Miss Randi Sparkler, who sadly died in 2017. 

The concept of the Dog Wall, on the Monmouth Street frontage, emerged to incorporate public art, while referencing the transparency and allure of a shop window. The angled laying of the bricks, and limiting glazed faces to one direction only, means that as people travel past, the image appears and disappears. The bricks were glazed by Austral Bricks.