Sean Godsell

Sean Godsell

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At the age of 44, Sean Godsell (b. 1960) is one of Australia's leading young architects and is beginning to attract an international following for his spare industrial forms and innovative use of materials. Trained at the University of Melbourne, Godsell travelled through Europe and Asia in the early and mid 1980s and then spent 1986-1988 working in London with Sir Denys Lasdun. He subsequently returned to Melbourne to work for the Hassell Group and then opened his own firm in 1994. Featured in the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary Architecture, Godsell is known primarily for his residential work, which employs economic means to maximum effect. In 2002, *wallpaper magazine listed him as one of the 10 people destined to "change the way we live." This is the first book to provide an overview of this innovative architect's career
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Product details

  • Hardback | 208 pages
  • 220 x 280 x 12.7mm | 1,111.3g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 100 illustrations, (250 colour )
  • 1904313337
  • 9781904313335
  • 2,173,575

Table of contents

"Sean Godsell: Enigma vs. Showman," essay by Leon van Schiak * Works and Projects * Projects: FutureShack, 1985-2001* Gandolfo House, Melbourne, 1993-94 * Project for Lee House, Melbourne, 1994 * MacSween House, Melbourne, 1995-96 * Kew House Melbourne, 1996-97 * Residential Complex, Melbourne, 1996-99 * Competition entry for a church, Victoria, 1998 * Project for Colquhoun House, Melbourne, 1998 * Crossett House, Melbourne, 1998-99 * Art Academy, Woodleigh School, Victoria, 1998-99 * Carter Tucker House Victoria, 1998-2000 * Competition entry for student housing at RMIT, Melbourne, 1998 * Competition entry of Museum of Art, Victoria, 1999 * Science Pavilion, Woodleigh School, Victoria, 1999-2002 * Studio Photographic Lab X, Victoria, 2000-02 * Peninsula House, Victoria, 2000-02 * Flinders House, Victoria, 2000- * Panchina House, 2000 * Lewis House, Victoria, 2003- * McNair House, Victoria, 2003- * Westwood House, Sydney 2003- *Temporary Housing for Artists at the Chinese exhibition of international architecture, Nanjing, China, 2003- * Administration Building of the Australian Container Network, Melbourne, 2003- * Chronological List of Works * Biography * Bibliography *
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'[a] talented and lively standard bearer for a younger generation of antiopodean architects ... a revealing study of of his oeuvre.'
Architectural Review
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'[a] talented and lively standard bearer for a younger generation of antiopodean architects ... a revealing study of of his oeuvre.'
Architectural Review
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About Leon Van Schaik

Leon van Schaik is a professor of Architecture at RMIT in Melbourne. In 2000, he was the curator of the Australian pavilion at the VII Biennale di Architettura in Venice.
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