Australian architect Robin Boyd (1919–1971) advocated tirelessly for the voice of Australian architects so that there could be an architecture that might speak to Australian conditions and sensibilities.His legacy continues in the work of contemporary Australian architects yet also prompts a way forward for architecture particularly in relationship to the landscapes they inhabit through a quality of continuous space found in his work where the buildings are spatially reliant and sympathetic to the places they occupy.
A selection of 22 projects are documented comprehensively in this book for the first time. This slice through Boyd’s body of work reveals a gifted, complex and contemporary thinker.
Table of Contents
Introduction, Part I: Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity, References, Part II: Robin Boyd: Selected Works, 1. Boyd House 1 1947, 2. Gillison House 1952, 3. Manning Clark House 1952, 4. Finlay House 1952-53, 5. Fenner House 1953-54, 6.Bridgeford House 1954, 7. Richardson House 1954, 8. Holford House 1956, 9. Haughton James House 1956, 10. Southgate Fountain 1957-60, 11. Boyd House 2 1958, 12. Lloyd House 1959, 13. Clemson House 1959, 14. Domain Park Flats 1960-62, 15. Arnold House 1963-64, 16. Baker House 1964-66, 17. Baker 'Dower' House 1966-68, 18. Lawrence House and Flats 1966-68, 19. Farfor Holiday Houses 1966-68, 20. Mcclune House 1967-68, 21. Featherston House 1967-69, 22. Hegarty House 1969-1972
Mauro Baracco is a practising architect and a director of Baracco+Wright Architects. He has a PhD in Architecture from and is also an Associate Professor at RMIT University in the School of Architecture and Design, Melbourne, Australia where he was the Deputy Dean of Landscape Architecture (2013–15) and is currently the Deputy Dean of International. His teaching, research and practice activity places the architect in the role of strategic thinker across disciplinary boundaries.
Louise Wright is a practising Australian architect and a director of Baracco+Wright Architects. She has a PhD in architecture from and also is a sessional lecturer in design at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Her architectural practice combines the academic and practice world. The work of Baracco+Wright Architects is shifting more and more towards landscape based approaches and has been described as quietly radical.