Tecta & Mama Casa
Bauhaus & Boyd
We are very pleased about the cooperation with our Australian partner Mama Casa and the Robin Boyd Foundation: The exhibition Bauhaus & Boyd in the house “Walsh Street”, which the Australian architect Robin Boyd designed for his own family in 1957, is today nationally and internationally known as his most famous work for Australian modern architecture. It thus provides the perfect setting for the presentation of the Bauhaus classics by Gropius, Breuer as well as their further developments up to the present day.
Robin Boyd (1919-1971) was an architect, writer, teacher and social critic. Together with Harry Seidler (former Harvard student of Walter Gropius), he is considered one of the most important representatives of the international modern movement and proponents of the “modernist” ideas of the Bauhaus in Australian architecture.
In 1954, the Royal Australian Institute of Architects (RAIA) invited Walter Gropius to Sydney to lecture at the Fourth Australian Congress of Architecture. Earlier that year, Robin Boyd had begun corresponding with Gropius, who traveled to Melbourne to meet him after the congress. This was the beginning of a long-distance friendship that lasted until Gropius’ death in 1969.
Ludwig Mies van der Rohe