Thames & Hudson
Sean Godsell: Houses
The first survey of residential projects designed by award-winning Australian architect Sean Godsell.
Sean Godsell, an award-winning pioneer of ‘Australian bush minimalism’, has established himself as an influence on the global architecture scene. This survey of his residential architecture features twelve houses and dwellings across Australia, each illustrated with full-colour photography and the architect’s hand-drawn plans and exploratory sketches, which illuminate how each house connects to its surrounding landscape.
Featuring an essay by Godsell about the influences of Australia’s particular landscapes and culture, this survey also includes an introduction by leading critic and commentator Philip Goad about the achievements of Godsell’s career, and the global importance of his visionary designs. With a complete illustrated chronology.
About the Author
Sean Godsell is an Australian architect. From 1986 to 1988 he worked in the London office of Sir Denys Lasdun, returning to Australia in 1989, where he established his own practice in Melbourne in 1994. In 2013 he received the RAIA Victorian Medal and William Wardell Awards for the RMIT Design Hub and the Harold Desbrowe Annear award for the Edward St House, and he was awarded the Papal Silver Medal at the 2018 Architectural Biennale.
Philip Goad is Professor of Architecture in the Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning at the University of Melbourne. He is also a former President of the Victorian Chapter of the Royal Australian Institute of Architects.Sean Godsell, Text by Philip Goad, Photographs by Earl Carter
Published October 2019
269mm x 308mm