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Sepia photograph of the original Pholiota house taken from the exterior


Friday, 7 October 2016 to Sunday, 23 October, 2016
Dulux Gallery
Ground Floor
Melbourne School of Design

The Melbourne School of Design invites you to step across the threshold of a full-scale replica of the home that was one of the closest to the Griffins' hearts: their own. Pholiota was the name Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony gave to their tiny Melbourne house in Eaglemont in the 1920s, built with the innovative Knitlock system of interlocking bricks they invented and patented as the future for Australian suburbia.

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Gallery opening hours: TueSun 125PM (Sat 15th 124PM)

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13 October 2016 - 9:00am to 25 October 2016 - 5:00pm

Coincidences draws upon the John Wardle Architects monograph that is being launched at this time - This Building Likes Me, where projects are assembled as pairs and the relationships between them, some obvious and some obscure, are explored.

MSD Graduate Study Week

25 October 2016 - 6:00pm to 27 October 2016 - 9:00pm

Join us at the Melbourne School of Design (MSD) for a chance to experience a day in the life of an MSD student. 

MSD in Thailand and Myanmar

28 October 2016 - 9:00am to 13 November 2016 - 6:00pm

Meet University of Melbourne in Bangkok and Thailand to learn about programs in the Melbourne School of Design.

Performance in Architecture - Design for Comfort. Public Lecture by Wolfgang Kessling

31 October 2016 - 6:00pm

Wolfgang Kessling's work focuses on low energy/high comfort concepts for hot and humid climates.

Modernist Mass Housing – Towards a Global Historical Overview

2 November 2016 - 6:00pm

This lecture by Miles Glendinning will overview major research on tracing the narrative of mass housing as an international phenomenon.

A Trojan Horse? Public lecture by Miles Glendinning

3 November 2016 - 1:00pm

Miles Glendinning will trace the history of ideals of ‘civic engagement’ versus the role of the ‘expert’ in conservation.

Whittlescenes Poster Exhibit

7 November 2016 - 9:00am to 9 November 2016 - 5:00pm

This exhibition was developed by students of the subject, 'Cities: From Local to Global'.

A New Town is Born

17 November 2016 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

This paper details the early history of Australian shopping centres. 

MSDx 2016

17 November 2016 - 6:00pm to 1 December 2016 - 5:00pm

What will future innovation in architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning, construction and urban design look like? Find out at MSDx.

Designing for thermal comfort and our human habitats

1 December 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Eminent US architect Lisa Heschong will speak about sustainable design this December at MSD.