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The Foundation is partnering with one of Australia’s leading architectural photographers @johngollings to produce 100, limited edition, signed prints of his photographs of Walsh Street. John is also printing 100 Walsh Street prints, certified from the negatives of Australian modernist photographer Mark Strizic (1928–2012). These prints will be a truly special Christmas gift - so purchase early! Buy via our website shop www.robinboyd.org.au.
Image credits: 1 - Walsh Street, South Yarra (2003) by John Gollings, 2 - Walsh Street, South Yarra (2012) by John Gollings, 3 - Walsh Street, South Yarra (1958) by Mark Strizic.
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#walshstreet #robinboyd #southyarra #architecturalphotography #modernism #markstrizic #johngollings #melbourne

On Saturday the @library_vic unveiled an entire series of photography by 20th century architectural draughtsman, design enthusiast and amateur photographer Peter Wille. The free exhibition entitled “Peter Wille: Out Driving” documents Melbourne's mid-century architecture and features a number of Robin Boyd's designs. Taken from the library's collection of more than 6000 colour slides, the exhibition will showcase a period of modernism – featuring the groundbreaking work of architects Robin Boyd and many of his contemporaries Peter McIntyre, Kevin Borland, and John and Phyllis Murphy. Exhibition curator Eve Sainsbury said the exhibition would explore how the types of buildings in four areas of Melbourne reflect their environment. Suburbs will include South Yarra and Toorak in the south east, Kew in the east, Beaumaris, Aspendale and Frankston in bayside, and the outer suburbs of Eltham and Warrandyte.
“These images give a unique and candid insight into a period of pioneering Australian architecture,” Ms Sainsbury said.
“Wille’s passion for design is evident in his dedication to amassing this significant survey of Melbourne’s mid-century buildings. Setting out with just his car and his camera, Wille captured almost two decades of design and social history.”
The free exhibition will be open daily, with a curator talk on Tuesday 12 February.
Image credit: 1. Beaumaris by Robin Boyd 2. Fishbowl by Robin Boyd .
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#20thcenturyphotography #architecturalphotography #melbourne #midcentury #modernism #statelibraryofvictoria #peterwille

On Thursday 6 December we are hosting our Christmas Walsh Street tour. Join us for a talk about Robin Boyd and his lasting influence, along with an insight into the design of the Walsh Street house, followed by a serving of mince-pies and spiced tea. Guests are then free to explore the house within the 2-hour session. ‘Walsh Street’, the house Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, is his most well-known work. It has been extensively published both nationally and internationally as an exemplar of modernist Australian architecture and a house that continues to influence architectural thinking. It is now the home of the Robin Boyd Foundation.

Book now via our website! .
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#robinboyd #walshstreet #modernistarchitecture #christmastour #melbourne #mincepies #spicedtea

Struggling to find the perfect gift this Christmas? Our Friends Membership card is perfect! Card-holders get advance notification of upcoming Open Days, Collaborations and Walsh Street events, discounts on tickets and RBF merchandise, plus a concession to Heide Museum and an exclusive invitation to an annual Friends event. Next year is the centennial of Robin Boyd’s birthday and to celebrate, we will be hosting lots of exciting events as well as collaborating with institutions across Victoria and beyond - even more reason to sign-up!!
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Friends subscriptions allow us to further engage and reward our supporters whilst helping us to raise funds towards the running costs of Walsh Street, enabling us to open Robin Boyd’s iconic family home to the general public. .
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#friends #walshstreet #robinboyd #robinboydfoundation #notforprofit #christmasgiftsideas

Last night at the award-winning house by @b.e_architecture, Principal Architect Broderick Ely responds to @sophiegannongallery’s question about whether he applies a doctrine to his design like Robin Boyd’s ‘four Ss’ - SURFACE, SPACE, STRUCTURE, SPIRIT. Great to learn more about Ely’s philosophy and discover more about this unique project, which was as much about the art as it was the architecture! Thanks to all the attendees, our co-hosts B.E Architecture and our incredible team of volunteers. See you all soon at our next discursive event.
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#openhouse #discussion #wherearchitecturemeetsart #robinboyd #melbournearchitecture #australianart

Recently awarded a 2018 Australian Institute of Architects Heritage award, the St Vincent Place residence by @b.e_architecture is a thoughtful combination of history, contemporary design and a unique art collection, plus the venue for our forthcoming talk ‘Where Art meets Architecture’ on Thursday. Guests are invited to explore the house and it’s impressive art collection at their own leisure, along with a talk by the principal architect Broderick Ely explaining the unique brief to curate an art collection around his own architectural design. To keep informed about future events subscribe to our mailing list or become a Friend to get first dibs on tickets.
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#soldout #artandarchitecture #discourse #melbournearchitecture #curating

Congratulations to Sean Godsell whose House on the Coast was awarded the Robin Boyd Award for Residential Architecture at this year’s National Architecture Awards held here in Melbourne last week!
Photo credit: @kaneconstructions
#natawards18 #architecture #robinboydaward #residentialarchitecture #robinboyd #seangodsell #houseonthecoast @seangodsellarchitecture

Join co-authors Anna Johnson and Richard Black to celebrate the launch of their latest book Urban Sanctuary : The New Domestic Outdoors on Wednesday 7 November at Walsh Street, along with short presentations on ideas and themes drawn from the book by seven of Melbourne’s top architects. Tickets are available to buy via our website. Students go free but must register prior to event.
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#urbanarchitecture #urbansanctuary #melbourne #architecture #discussion #booklaunch #architecturebooks @rmitarchitecture @rmituniversity

Congratulations to @beaumaris_modern on their wonderful open day yesterday. Special thanks for arranging access to the important Stegbar house by Robin Boyd. The Stegbar window wall is symbolic of Robin’s egalitarian commitment to making life enhancing design affordable to all. The house in Beaumaris was the first use of this collaboration between Brian Stegley and Robin Boyd. It displayed the industrial potential of the prefabricated window system which was then quickly taken up across the nation. Thank you to the homeowners for sharing your home and for 11 years of careful restoration so that others can continue to learn from Robin’s lasting legacy.
Images: Peter Wille 1954
#midcenturymodern #affordablehousing #egalitariandesign #stegbar #bmopen

Thank you to everyone who came to Walsh Street today for our public tour. If you missed out, fret not, there’s another tour next month Thu 29 Nov, which is available to book via our website.
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#publictour #walshstreet #robinboyd #midcenturydesign #melbourne

The catalogue from the exhibition ‘Repair’ - curated by two of our #boydcircle members Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright @baraccowrightarchitects with collaborating artist #lindategg at @venice.architecture.biennale - lives beyond the Biennale as a beautiful book. Launched last week at the @ngvmelbourne, the publication can now be found online and in specialised bookstores. .
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#lindategg #baraccowright #venicebiennale2018 #freespace #australianinstituteofarchitects #collaboration

What a beautiful day for drinks and canapés in the Walsh Street courtyard! Thank you to @kaneconstructions for hosting their annual @mpavilion luncheon at The Robin Boyd Foundation. It was an absolute pleasure meeting the Spanish architect, Carme Pinós @objectscarmepinos, who designed this year’s MPavillion commission, the 5th edition to be presented at Queen Victoria Gardens.
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#mpavillion2018 #carmepinos #madamearchitect #boydcircle

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