Almost two months ago I expressed my wish to have a look inside the Australian Academy of Science, a building that I had rediscovered a love for during my time in Canberra. Finally I got that chance last week as I got the chance to attend the Australian Institute of Architects Gold Medal Talk by this year’s recipient, Lawrence Nield.
During a recent visit to the Australian National University an old love was rediscovered – a building that until recently was all but a distant memory – the Australian Academy of Science Building by Grounds, Romberg & Boyd.
Have been away from the internet for a while, but just noticed that Robin Boyd’s house is now up for auction of the 21 November 2009 at 1pm, instead of the 07 November 2009 that was previously advertised. It’s also your last chance to have a gander before it goes under the hammer.
Another Robin Boyd designed house is up for sale with the Bankin House, up for auction on 07 November 2009 at 12:30pm. The Bankin House was completed in 1964, with the Robin Boyd Foundation describing it as:
A sublime house located on an awesome site. Simply planned then constructed and detailed with a simplicity and elegance reminiscent of traditional Japanese construction. The two owners (the original and current) have been fiercely protective of their privacy and the houses location. It has never been open to the public and few know of its location. The house is in excellent condition, restored with minor additions a few years ago by Boyd’s colleague and friend Peter McIntyre.
For more details, you check out the real estate agent that it selling the property here, noting that there is an open for inspection on 31 October 2009 at 12:30pm and yes I know it’s short notice.