MODERN HOUSE VISIT: Fooks House (1964)

*** DOCOMOMO MODERN HOUSE VISIT *** Saturday May 24th at 2.00. Docomomo friends and members are invited to see the house of architect Ernest Fooks in Caulfield Melbourne, designed in 1964.
Fooks emigrated to Melbourne from Vienna in 1939 and went on to establish a busy practice and was a lecturer in town planning at Melbourne Technical College.


A tour of this remarkably intact house will be given and archival pictures and plans made available.

Afternoon tea will be provided. Gold coin donation to cover costs.
But RSVP is essential as numbers restricted - please email
Hannah Lewi - -
to rsvp and then you will be sent the full address details.

Ph. by W. Sievers

Heritage Victoria’s statement of significance says:  “The Ernest Fooks House is of architectural and aesthetic significance as an intact, individual, and highly creative work combining analytical planning, aspects of Scandinavian and European modern design while incorporating principles of traditional Japanese architecture. It represents the most architecturally resolved of Fook's domestic designs, being a complex and carefully detailed multi-layered spatial composition in a fully designed landscape.   

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