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92/1993 House model, 'The House of Tomorrow', acrylic, house designed by architect Robin Boyd in 1949, model made by R&F Porter Modelmakers Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1992. Click to enlarge.

Architectural model, House of Tomorrow designed by Robin Boyd, 1949

Made by R & F Modelmakers Pty Ltd in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1992.

Robin Boyd designed the first of a post-war explosion of modernist display homes with his House of Tomorrow. Displayed by the Small Homes Service at the 1949 Modern Home Show at the Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, this house made a similar impact in Melbourne to that made by Seidler’s Rose Seidler house in Sydney. The Argus observed that the House of Tomorrow was ?the centre of attraction ? no doubt its modernity will inflict a shock on the conservative type of home owner or builder. Per...

Summary

Object No.

92/1993

Object Statement

House model, 'The House of Tomorrow', acrylic, house designed by architect Robin Boyd in 1949, model made by R&F Porter Modelmakers Pty Ltd, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1992

Physical Description

Acrylic model, painted white, of a T-shaped two-storey house. At the intersection is an entrance gallery roofed in persepex. To one side the living room with its 'window' wall, on the other a two-storey block, the second storey cantilevered. The whole on a flat base painted grey and with a transparent acylic cover. Scale 1:25.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

550 mm

Width

840 mm

Depth

840 mm

Production

Notes

The model was made by R & F Modelmakers Pty Ltd in 1992.

History

Notes

The model was commissioned for the Powerhouse Museum exhibition 'The Australian Dream: Design of the fifties', 1992-1993.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1992

Acquisition Date

30 December 1992

Cite this Object

Harvard

Architectural model, House of Tomorrow designed by Robin Boyd, 1949 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 26 June 2019, <https://ma.as/126242>

Wikipedia

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