FORM opens up
FORM’S new homes in Claremont either side of the railway line will feature in this weekend’s Open House Perth for the first time.
The Station Master’s House and the Good’s Shed, which house the FORM team and exhibition space respectively, are among 40 new sites open to the public on November 12 and 13 as part of the 5th Open House Perth, which gives the public unprecedented access to Perth’s most outstanding architecture and design spaces.
FORM project officer Juliana do Valle said the Station Master’s House and Goods Shed were built in the late 19th century. Ms do Valle said the two buildings either side of the rail- way line had a shared history with one housing the Station Master and the other a place to unload goods, including animals during the Perth Royal Show, from trains.
She said Open House Perth would encourage people to cross the railway line and consider the buildings as part of one precinct.
The Goods Shed has had several uses, including a lawn mowing company and blacksmith and was in a state of disrepair until FORM moved in earlier this year.