Architects can be inspired and influenced by many things: their childhood homes, great buildings from previous generations, buildings designed by their teachers and mentors, and innovative buildings designed by their peers. How these influences manifest in their own work depends on values, circumstances, intentions and the spirit of their own time.
Sean Godsell—2014 MPavilion architect—has selected some of his favourite Melbourne houses for this one-off open day event, presented by the Robin Boyd Foundation. It will provide a rare opportunity to ponder the sources of Sean’s vision and design values, giving a unique insight into this year’s MPavilion.
The open day features five inspiring houses designed by some of Melbourne’s most influential architects: Grounds House and Flats, 1953 (Toorak) by Roy Grounds; Snelleman House, 1953 (Ivanhoe) by Peter McIntyre; Walsh Street, 1958 (South Yarra) by Robin Boyd; Godsell House, 1960 (Beaumaris) by David Godsell (Sean’s father); and Athan House, 1986–88 (Monbulk) by Edmond & Corrigan.