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99/83/1 Architectural model, 'Own House', Trier Center (an unbuilt project), acrylic / polystyrene / medium density fibreboard / sponge / paint, designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley-Griffin, made by Iain Scott-Stevenson, Powerhouse Museum workshop, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, United. Click to enlarge.

'Own House' architectural model designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin

Designed
Architectural model, 'Own House', Trier Center (an unbuilt project), acrylic / polystyrene / medium density fibreboard / sponge / paint, designed by Marion Mahony / Walter Burley Griffin, made by Iain Scott-Stevenson, Powerhouse Museum workshop, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, designed United States of America / made Sydney, New South Wales, designed 1911 / made 1998.
Scale model (approx. 1:48) of a two-storey house constructed from acrylic sheeting with window detailing in computer-cut …

Summary

Object No.

99/83/1

Object Statement

Architectural model, 'Own House', Trier Center (an unbuilt project), acrylic / polystyrene / medium density fibreboard / sponge / paint, designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley-Griffin, made by Iain Scott-Stevenson, Powerhouse Museum workshop, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, United States of America / Ultimo, Sydney, Australia, 1911 / 1998

Physical Description

Architectural model, 'Own House', Trier Center (an unbuilt project), acrylic / polystyrene / medium density fibreboard / sponge / paint, designed by Marion Mahony / Walter Burley Griffin, made by Iain Scott-Stevenson, Powerhouse Museum workshop, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, designed United States of America / made Sydney, New South Wales, designed 1911 / made 1998.
Scale model (approx. 1:48) of a two-storey house constructed from acrylic sheeting with window detailing in computer-cut polystyrene and vegetation detailed in painted sponge foam; the whole resting on a painted medium density fibreboard or custom wood base and covered with a clear perspex lid.

Dimensions

Height

326 mm

Width

496 mm

Depth

496 mm

Production

Notes

The original house was designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin soon after they married in June 1911. Perspective, plan, section and landscape plans for the house are documented in Marion's presentation drawing, versions of which are held at the Block Museum of Art, Northwestern University, Illinois and the Avery Library, Columbia University, New York. Measured drawings for this model were supplied by Paul Kruty, University of Illinois and the model itself was designed by Iain Scott-Stevenson, Powerhouse workshop.

Made by Iain Scott-Stevenson, model-maker, Powerhouse workshop. The original house design was never built.

Made in 1998 from measured drawings taken from the original presentation drawing by Marion Mahony.

History

Notes

Made for installation in the Powerhouse exhibition 'Beyond architecture: Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin in America, Australia and India', 21 July 1998 - 2 May 1999. Displayed with the original ink on linen presentation drawing and the ink on linen site plan for the Trier Center.
Made for museum display purposes by museum staff.

Source

Credit Line

MAAS Collection, 1999

Acquisition Date

9 August 1999

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Own House' architectural model designed by Marion Mahony and Walter Burley Griffin 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 4 February 2023, <https://ma.as/167895>

Wikipedia

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