Wednesday, 15 July 2015

W.R.Hume Residence, by Walter Burley Griffin

Unbuilt project for a site outside Melbourne, 1920 or earlier. Designed by Walter Burley Griffin for Walter Hume, director of Hume Pipe Co. (Aust) Ltd. Not very exciting spatially, but it was the first residential design in which Griffin used concrete pipes as columns. European “modernists” wouldn’t be so modern for at least a decade.

Griffin’s aim with most domestic architecture was to modest dwellings allowing nature to dominate. The beautiful drawings by hiswife Marion Mahoney demonstrate the ethic perfectly.

[Image from Griffin Society]

1 comment:

  1. European “modernists” wouldn’t be so modern for at least a decade.sober living


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