Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity
Publisher: Routledge 2017 Authors: Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright ISBN: 9781315606750 Format: Hardcover, 262pp, 235mm x 158mm
Australian architect Robin Boyd (1919-1971) advocated tirelessly for the voice of an Australian architects so that there could be an architecture that might speak to Australian conditions and sensibilities. A quality of continuous space is found in his work; this is particularly evident in relationship to the landscape they inhabit - where the buildings are spatially reliant and sympathetic to the places they occupy. His legacy continues in the work of contemporary Australian architects and prompts a way forward for architecture.
A selection of 22 projects are documented comprehensively in this book for the first time, offering a slice through Boyd's body of work to reveal a gifted, complex and contemporary thinker.
Authors Marco Baracco and Louise Wright are practising architects and directors of Baracco+Wright Architects.
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Robin Boyd: Spatial Continuity offers a valuable resource for anyone interested in studying the relation between spaces in Boyd’s architectural work. Carefully documenting the layouts of twenty-two projects designed by the talented Australian architect, the book inevitably highlights important lessons for those pursuing architectural design today - Architecture AU