So I was interviewed on ABC Radio while I was in Australia last week. That interview aired this morning on Lish Fejer's show. You can listen to it on their website, if you are interested... link is in my instagram profile. Thanks!
Churchill House was designed by Robin Boyd for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia in 1969-70 and construction was completed in 1971. It was Boyd’s last major commission, and he died prior to its completion. It is one of a small number of larger designs produced by Boyd and was Canberra’s first #brutalist building.Although it has undergone some alterations over the years, the building still displays key features of the brutalist style with its large areas of blank wall and use off-form concrete, sloping structural fins and precast concrete non-loadbearing wall panels, precast fins for sun protection, and vertical slit windows #brutalistarchitecture#churchillhouse#robynboyd#canberraarchitecture#brutalism#concrete#modernist
A snap at the Samoan High Commission in Canberra opening yesterday. The lobby mirrors the openness of Samoan culture as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional ‘Fale’, a house or meeting space.
A #flashback from waaaay back!
Before Salohouse and before our narrabundah duplex was our very first home (duplex) in Hughes.
This home is where it all started. We did all the work ourselves scrimping and saving our pennies to renovate it. I loved planting the garden and it's so rewarding to see it established.
6 years later it's exactly the same (bar light fittings 😉) and I'm sure will bring the next owners many years of joy.
Wish we could buy it back 🤔have the fondest memories of the street and neighbours.