Exploring England Studley Park Modern

Archtiecture in Kew: recent media coverage


Documentary about Robin Boyd, ABC 1, 5pm Sunday 18th July 2010 http://www.abc.net.au/tv/guide/netw/201007/programs/AC0618V012D2010-07-18T170100.htm



Lyon Housemuseum

In the old Melbourne suburb of Kew, there is a very new and modern house. It's clad in zinc and it doubles as a private family home and an art museum that's open to the public. It's a house-museum and it is the brainchild of Corbett Lyon and his family. It also just won the Australian Institute of Architects Victorian award for residential architecture and is up for a Victorian Premier's Design Award that'll be announced later this month.

http://www.abc.net.au/rn/artworks/    listen | download (7.3MB)


The Architects, RRR Modern Heritage - perspecticves from guests Simon Reeves from Built Heritage and, modernist house owners Nic Dowse & Fiona Austin, 6-7pm, Tuesday 28th September 2010  http://www.rrr.org.au/program/the-architects/


Hindsight, Radio National (Thursday 3rd March 1pm)  story about the Fler furniture company established by Fred Lowen and Ernest Rodeck,  a resident of Studley Park and one of the furniture designers  who worked closely with Robin Boyd. Lots of interesting insights about the post-war migrant experience, European influences in design, and Australian identity http://www.abc.net.au/rn/hindsight/stories/2011/3144474.htm



By Design radio programs of interest


Home of the month, 30 December, 2006. McIntyre River House http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bydesign/stories/2006/1810506.htm


The architecture of Chancellor and Patrick, 9 February 2011 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bydesign/stories/2011/3128822.htm


Interview with Hannah Lewi, University of Melbourne on post-war community buildings, 16 February 2011 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bydesign/stories/2011/3138000.htm


Conversation: Graeme Gunn, AIA gold medallist 2011, 20 April 2011 http://www.abc.net.au/rn/bydesign/stories/2011/3191530.htm





Ruth Williams. Modernist design finding new followers. The Sunday Age 29 August 2010, p12  http://theage.domain.com.au/modernist-design-finding-new-followers-20100828-13wy8.html


Linda Percival. From bold modernist visions, a future built on hope. The Age, Life&Style 5 February 2011, p 24-5


Ray Edgar. Reward for Gunn vision. The Age, 25 March, 2011. Available from http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/reward-for-gunn-vision-20110324-1c8f9.html



From the 1960s and '70s

Claudie Wright. 'They built a childproof house' , Yarra St designed by McGlashin & Everist, House of the Week, Australian Women's Weekly, 2 March 1966 Available at http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47250675


Beverly Cooper. 'Inspired by Australian  art collection' article about Purves house, Molesworth St designed by Robin Boyd . House of the Week, The Australian Women's Weekly, Wednesday 10 April 1968, page 26, 27, 29 National Library of Australia http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article44025581


Maureen Bang.  'Ideal Home for a housework hater' House of the Week, Molesworth St, Studley Park, designed by Charles Duncan, The Australian Women's Weekly, Wednesday 22 August 1973, page 74, 75, 78. Available from: http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article51395419



Karen Cotton. Ahead of its Time, article about the Guss House, Yarra St, designed by McGlashin & Everist, Home design section, The Australian Women's Weekly, August 2010, p226-31


Newsletters  and journal articles

Nigel Lewis, An incubator of post-war modernism, in National Trust, Victorian News, special issue on Modernism today. Gone tomorrow. National Tust of Australia,May 2010, p 4-5.


Nigel Lewis, Changing Perceptions  in Architect Victoria, Australian Institute of Architects Victorian Chapter, Autumn 2010, p12-14