Canberra Modern were thrilled to be a part of the development of a virtual tour of Robin Boyd's 1952 house for Manning and Dymphna Clark.
Both Manning Clark and Robin Boyd were pre-eminent writers and thinkers in the fields of history and architecture, respectively, and shared similar perspectives. Both sought to explore a uniquely antipodean approach and narrative rather than imitate their international counterparts. Boyd’s design for the Clark home provided an ideal environment to support the principles Manning and Dymphna valued: hospitality, hard work, rigorous debate and a connection to nature.
This digital hybrid experience, part architectural tour, part oral history, shares over 30 reminiscences, commentaries and observations from Clark family members, academics, historians, biographers, architects, writers, broadcasters, curators, volunteers and visitors. A virtual house filled with stories from the Clarks’ extraordinary life.
The Manning Clark House 3D tour is a partnership between the Robin Boyd Foundation, Manning Clark House Inc and the Alastair Swayn Foundation and supported by Arup and Phoria.
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