This month the Australian Architecture Association invites you to take a step back into the mid-twentieth century with a visit to the Johnson House, designed by architect Peter (Richard Norman) Johnson (1923-2003).
The family home of Peter, his wife Jane and sons Chris, Tim and Simon, the Johnson House won the Wilkinson award for excellence in domestic architecture in 1964 and is regarded as a fine example of what has become known as the 'Sydney School'.
Peter Johnson was a founding partner of the award winning firm McConnel Smith and Johnson, noted for their designs of public buildings such as the Law Courts, Queens Square, the Sydney Water Board headquarters and the University of Sydney's law school and faculty of architecture buildings.
As a professor of architecture and head of school at the University of Sydney (1968-86), as well as chancellor at the University of Technology Sydney (1988-98), Peter Johnson had a profound influence on the careers of many an emerging architect.
The house will be presented on the day by Meredith Foley and Dominic Wilson, the proud owners, who bought the house after Peter passed away.
Date: Sunday 29 June 2014
House Location: Chatswood
Please note that the address will only be forwarded to ticket holders in the days immediately before the tour.
Tickets: $30 (early bird) / $40 (public) / $25 (AAA members)
Time: 11am - 12pm
Please note the Johnson House will only be open for one hour.
- Article: Vanessa Couzens
- Photographs: Vanessa Couzens 2014