Robin Boyd’s Walkley Residence in Adelaide (1956)

Jane Walkley Residence. Photo ©Darren Bradley

Darren Bradley’s architectural photography site “Modernist Architecture” features some rarely seen Australian modernist houses. Robin Boyd’s Walkley Residence in Adelaide was nicely photographed by Bradley in 1995. Here are some of the shots with the owner Jane Walkley.

The full page on Walkely Residence: https://modernistarchitecture.blogspot.it/2015/04/walkley-residence-robin-boyd-in-adelaide.html

Darren Bradley’ Modernist Blog: https://modernistarchitecture.blogspot.it/
For more information on Robin Boyd and his own home in Melbourne, click here.
For Bradle’s post on another Boyd home in Canberra, click here. 

The AIA Statement of Significance for the Walkley Residence recits

“Built in 1956, this house is a significant ‘International
Style’ example of Melbourne Architect and critic Robin
Boyd’s architecture of the period in Adelaide.
Accommodation is contained within a rational box,
seemingly floating over glazed living areas underneath
and articulated through the expression of its structural
grid. Living areas on the ground floor are enclosed by
plate glass, blurring the boundaries between inside and
out. The residence is significant for its promotion of a
new way of living in post-war Australia, as espoused by
Boyd in numerous publications, including ‘Australia’s
Home’ (1952) and ‘The Australian Ugliness’ (1960).”
Full AIA record accessible here: AIA Walkley Residence (pdf)
Walkley Residence. Photo ©Darren Bradley
Walkley Residence. Photo ©Darren Bradley
Walkley Residence. Photo ©Darren Bradley
Walkley Residence. Photo ©Darren Bradley
Walkley Residence. Photo ©Darren Bradley
Walkley Residence. Photo ©Darren Bradley

 

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