Open House Program


"The best way to learn about design and to appreciate design - is to experience good design for yourself"

The Robin Boyd Foundation hosts a regular series of public open days in privately owned homes.These open days provide a unique opportunity for people to view and experience the design qualities of some outstanding buildings.

The Open days include buildings designed by Robin Boyd together with the work of Boyd's colleagues and contemporaries, the work of Architects whose work Boyd admired; and the work of recent and currently practicing Architects whose work continues to demonstrate the benefits of good design.

 

Past event: Merchant Builders: re-thinking the suburban dream

Public Open Day: Sunday 20th November
Design Discussion: Tuesday 15th November

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Fooks Exhibition

The House Talks Back
March 2017

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Past Event: Influential Apartments & Townhouses

Public Open Day: 
Sunday 22 May 2016

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Past Event: Boyd: at the Edges

An Open Day of houses designed by Robin Boyd
Sunday 6 December 2015

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Past Event: Awards 2015: redesigning the family home

A Series of Public Open Days:
Sunday 23 Aug, Sunday 8 Nov & Saturday 28 Nov 2015

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Past Event: AIA Conference 2015: Exemplary Apartments

Public Open Day:  Sunday 17 May 2015
Design Discussion: Tuesday 12 May 2015

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Past Event: Emigré Houses in Kew

Public Open Day:  Sunday 22 March 2015
Design Discussion: Wednesday 18 March 2015

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Past Event: Sean Godsell's Favourite Houses

Public Open Day: Sunday 30 November 2014
Design Discussion: Tuesday 25 November 2014

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Past Event: AIA Awards Program 2014

Public Open Day: Sunday 10 August 2014
Design Discussions: Monday 4 & Wednesday 6 August 2014

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Past Event: Courtyards 2013

Public Open Day
Sunday 8 December 2013

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Past Event: Transforming Designs

Public Open Day
Sunday 25 August 2013

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Past Event: Denton Corker Marshall Houses

A series of public open days
May to July 2013

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Past Event: Some of Melbourne's best houses

AIA National Conference: Public Open Day of houses
Sunday 2 June 2013

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Past Event: Edmond & Corrigan Open Day

Public Open Day
Sunday 28 April 2013

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Past Event: Courtyard Houses

Public Open Day: Sunday 2 December 2012
Design Discussions: Monday 26 & Wednesday 28 November 2012

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Past Event: Boyd's Featherston House - a design pedigree

Public Open Day: Sunday 7 October 2012
Design Discussion: Monday 1 October 2012

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Past Event: AIA Awarded and Shortlisted Projects 2012

Public Open Day: Sunday 12 August 2012
Design Discussion: Monday 6 August 2012

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Past Event: AIA Robin Boyd Award for Residential Buildings

Public Open Day: Sunday 1 July 2012
Design Discussions: Tuesday 19 June and Thursday 21 June

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Past Event: Peter McIntyre: optimistic experimental

2 Public Open Days
Sunday 1 April and Sunday 22 April, 2012

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Past Event: Architects' own houses: leading by example

Public Open Day
Sunday 30 October 2011

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Past Event: Expressing the human spirit - Boyd's Peninsula Houses

Public Open Day
Sunday 25 September 2011

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Past Event: Harold Desbrowe-Annear

Public Open Day: Sunday 26 June 2011
Design Discussions: 15 & 22 June

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Past Event: Borland Open Day at Preshil

Kevin Borland Open Day 
Sunday 5 June 2011

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Past Event: Boyd's Designs for Warrandyte

Public Open Day
Sunday 15 May 2011

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Past Event: Designed For Our Time

Public Open Day: AIA Award Winning Houses
Sunday August 15 2010

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Past Event: Robin Boyd's Design Language

Public Open Day
Sunday 18 April 2010

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Past Event: Griffin's Melbourne

Public Open Day
Sunday 6 December 2009

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Past Event: Design Innovation and Excellence

Public Open Day
Sunday 16 August 2009

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Past Event: Robin Boyd: by example, by influence

Public Open Day
Sunday 3 May 2009

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