Modern Melbourne 2018Unclassified 15+
Join us for a screening of two new Modern Melbourne interviews with subjects Phyllis Murphy and Allan Powell.
Phyllis Murphy, along with her husband John, joined forces with rising young architects Kevin Borland and Peter McIntyre and engineer Bill Irwin to enter the 1952 competition for the design of the new Melbourne Olympic swimming pool. Their design won, and, once built, the structure became one of the city's icons of modern architecture. While the swimming pool was to remain the design for which the couple were most famous, their practice continued to produce the modest scale domestic interpretations of modernist design for which they had become known, along with some larger industrial projects.
Allan Powell graduated in architecture from the University of Melbourne in 1974 and gained a Master of Architecture degree from RMIT University in 1992. He worked for Guilford Bell (1971-6) before establishing an independent practice under his own name in 1980. Powell is a noted design architect whose practice has made a major contribution to the quality and style of Melbourne residential, commercial and educational buildings. He has designed numerous houses, mainly in metropolitan Melbourne and on the Mornington Peninsula.
Modern Melbourne is produced by Open House Melbourne and made possible by the generous support of the Heritage Council of Victoria and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. Visit here to view the extended filmed interviews and other rich archival material.
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This session will be introduced by Emma Telfer, Executive Director, Open House Melbourne.