Australian architect Robin Boyd (1919-1971) advocated tirelessly for the voice of Australian architects so that there could be an architecture that might speak to Australian conditions and sensibilities.His legacy continues in the work of contemporary Australian architects yet also prompts a way forward for architecture particularly in relationship to the landscapes they inhabit through a quality of continuous space found in his work where the buildings are spatially reliant and sympathetic to the places they occupy.
A selection of 22 projects are documented comprehensively in this book for the first time. This slice through Boyd's body of work reveals a gifted, complex and contemporary thinker.
About the Author
Mauro Baracco is a practising architect and a director of Baracco+Wright Architects. He has a PhD in Architecture from and is also an Associate Professor at RMIT University in the School of Architecture and Design, Melbourne, Australia where he was the Deputy Dean of Landscape Architecture (2013-15) and is currently the Deputy Dean of International. His teaching, research and practice activity places the architect in the role of strategic thinker across disciplinary boundaries. Louise Wright is a practising Australian architect and a director of Baracco+Wright Architects. She has a PhD in architecture from and also is a sessional lecturer in design at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. Her architectural practice combines the academic and practice world. The work of Baracco+Wright Architects is shifting more and more towards landscape based approaches and has been described as quietly radical.