Melbourne | Open Day: Denton Corker Marshall Houses

A selection of houses by Denton Corker Marshall.

A Series of Public Open Days

This series of open days includes four of only seven houses designed by Denton Corker Marshall.
These open days have been arranged to support the exhibition  Denton Corker Marshall – Land Art: Nine Small Buildings at the University of Melbourne’s Wunderlich Gallery and the forthcoming publication of a new book Houses. Denton Corker Marshall (published by Birkhauser).
One house will be open for viewing on each of the following days: Sunday May 26, Sunday June 9, Sunday June 23 and Sunday July 7.

As Deyan Sudjic, Director of the London Design Museum, writes in his Introduction of Denton Corker Marshall’s new publication Houses:

“If site is one key to Denton Corker Marshall’s work, the other is the materiality of their buildings at every scale, from the towers that they have built in Manchester and Sydney and Melbourne, and many other cities, to the houses. They display a delicacy and precision that comes close to jewellery. This is a group of houses that together demonstrates a deft infusion of architectural energy.”

The Houses
All photographs by Tim Griffiths




Sheep Farm House, Kyneton (1997)
An isolated farm homestead with a guest wing to one side and machinery and shearing sheds to the other is conflated into a single object set in the open landscape. A heroic concrete wall, 200m in length, protects and orders the ensemble of buildings and accomplishes the iconic task of locating the complex in the wide panorama.
Viewing: Sunday 7th July






Cape Schanck House (1999 main house, 2004 studio)
Poised high on a steep windswept site in the middle of a golf course, the coastal retreat and studio pavilion are positioned to enjoy expansive ocean views. The house comprises two boxes, one sitting delicately atop the other, pushing the second level above the dense cover of native tea trees. Sculptural qualities disengage it from conventional ideas of domestic scale and materiality.
Viewing: Sunday 23rd June




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Tube House, Carlton (2007)
Two square tubes sit on a ground floor base generating a singular formal expression – a contemporary interpretation of the residential area terrace house. Tube House adopts a terrace house mode at ground floor, with common side walls; but it is capped by two additional floors in the form of tubes.
Viewing: Sunday 26th May







View Hill House, Yarra Valley (2011)
Set on top of a hill this vineyard house with office overlooks its vines and the entire Yarra Valley. It is the fifth in a residential series of abstract compositions; each seeking to express a singular view of architecture as an intervention in the landscape that has its roots in land art.
Viewing: Sunday 9th June





Details of Open Days

The open days will self guided. Details of the addresses and opening dates of all houses will be provided with your ticket.


Tickets must be pre-purchased. Book early as this event is expected to sell out – ticket numbers are limited. Tickets, viewing dates and address details will be sent by email the week preceding the first viewing day.


All houses will be open between 10.00am and 4.00pm for viewing at your leisure.

Entry to most houses will involve significant numbers of steps.




Four House Pass:
General Public $85.00      Foundation Members: $65.00    Students: $35.00

Individual House Tickets:
General Public $30.00      Foundation Members: $30.00    Students: $15.00



To purchase tickets  CLICK HERE Upon completing your transaction and purchase you will be issued with a Tax Receipt. Open Day tickets containing the address details will be issued by email during the week prior to the open day.


Tickets will be emailed to the email address you use when registering to purchase your tickets.


More info @ Robin Boyd Foundation

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