We acknowledge Australia’s First Nations Peoples as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the land and give respect to Elders – past and present – and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Architectural Models

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The Powerhouse collection surveys the history of architecture in Australia and internationally. The collection includes handmade built-to-scale models, archives, drawings and photographs ranging from iconic buildings to domestic and social housing projects.

Model making is used to accurately prototype, develop and refine an architectural design at a small scale. The Powerhouse has many fine examples in the collection that illustrate this craft, including internationally significant models of …