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Architectural Model - Boyd House II, South Yarra, 1957 Object Reg. No: SH 891691

Summary:
Architectural model of Boyd House II, Walsh Street, South Yarra, Victoria, built 1957. This was the second family home designed by the architect Robin Boyd. His first family home was built in Riversdale Road, Camberwell, in 1946-47.

The model was made by Paul Couch (Carter Couch, Architects) in 1989. It was donated to Museum Victoria for the exhibition 'Home Sweet Home : Changes in Victorian Domestic Architecture, 1839 - 1989'.
Description:
A long rectangle is roofed by a sweeping catenary of planks suspended on wire cables; there is a central courtyard, a living and parent's block at one end and the children's block at the other.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Mr Paul Couch - Carter Couch Architects, 1989
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 272 mm (Height), 600 mm (Width), 914 mm (Length)
Dimension Comment: Base size: 900 x 600 - including perspex cover

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Tagged with: architectural models, architecture, housing, scale models, innovation design
Themes this item is part of: Boyd House II, South Yarra, 1957, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: BUILDING & CONSTRUCTION
Secondary Classification: Architectural Design
Tertiary Classification: model homes
Modelmaker: Mr Paul Couch - Carter Couch Architects, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Place & Date Used: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1989
Place & Date Made: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1987
Architect: Mr Robin Boyd, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, 1957

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