The 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

92/1993
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.

Dimensions

550 mm
840 mm
840 mm

Production

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

Source

Purchased 1992
30 December, 1992

Cite this Object

The House of Tomorrow designed by Robin Boyd 1949 2017, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 17 December 2017, <https://ma.as/126242>
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