Saturday, November 15, 2014

Recollect: In the city

View of the exhibition Recollect 2: Models at the Powerhouse Museum.
Exhibition sign for the exhibition Recollect 2: Models at the Powerhouse Museum.
Here are the rest of the buildings that caught my eye at the Powerhouse Museum's Recollect: Models exhibition last weekend:

Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board building: a lovely wooden model of the building, which is still standing (there's a great Flickr album of how it looks now)
Wooden model of the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board building.
Wooden model of the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board building.
Exhibition sign for the model of the Metropolitan Water Sewerage and Drainage Board building.
Own house, Trier Center by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin.
Model of 'Own house', designed by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin.Model of 'Own house', designed by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin.
Exhibition sign for the model of 'Own house', designed by Walter Burley and Marion Mahony Griffin.
This particularly interested me as I recently read a book on their work and lives which covered this estate, and the house was never built because they moved to Australia to work on their winning design for Canberra.

The House of Tomorrow, by Robyn Boyd.
Model of Robyn Boyd's House of Tomorrow.
Model of Robyn Boyd's House of Tomorrow.Exhibition card for the model of Robyn Boyd's House of Tomorrow.
(Which I've always thought would make an excellent dolls' house design)

And, finally, Le Corbusier's Villa Shodhan
Front view of a model of Le Corbusier's Villa Shodhan.
Rear view of a model of Le Corbusier's Villa Shodhan.
View of internal courtyard of a model of Le Corbusier's Villa Shodhan.
Exhibition card for  a model of Le Corbusier's Villa Shodhan.
If you're in Sydney any time before February 1 next year, I recommend popping in to the Powerhouse Museum to see the exhibition for yourself.

4 comments :

Pepper Mitcheson said...

The house of tomorrow really would make a good dollhouse. Love the amount of windows it has. I've always had a soft spot for buildings that let in a lot of light. Thanks for sharing =0)

Kikka N said...

OMG...Love the last two houses!
:)

Kristine PaperDollMiniatures said...

Looks like such a cool exhibit! I'm loving The House of Tomorrow, it's a great size for a miniature building. Lots of wall space too.
You always find such great places to visit! :)

The Shopping Sherpa said...

Awww, thanks guys :-}