Modernism in Architecture and the Intervention of Nature

Robin Boyd was the king of Modernism in architecture in Melbourne from the 1950’s – 1970’s. The revolutionary homes he designed for artists, designers, and ordinary families alike were each a true reflection of those inhabiting the spaces. Hard Brutalist strokes were often contrasted with large windows and the intervention of nature. The Featherston House in Melbourne built in 1967 is a perfect picture of this exact notion and aesthetic he became known for.

Recently Thames & Hudson published a book titled, Indoor Green : Living with Plants that features this house as photographed here by Lauren Bamford.