A golden anniversary: 50 years of the split skillion roof in Queensland

Musgrave, Elizabeth (2016). A golden anniversary: 50 years of the split skillion roof in Queensland. In: AnnMarie Brennan and Philip Goad, Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 33, Gold. Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference, Melbourne, Australia, (528-537). 6-9 July 2016.

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Author Musgrave, Elizabeth
Title of paper A golden anniversary: 50 years of the split skillion roof in Queensland
Conference name Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ) Annual Conference
Conference location Melbourne, Australia
Conference dates 6-9 July 2016
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand: 33, Gold
Place of Publication Melbourne, Australia
Publisher SAHANZ
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
ISBN 9780734052650
Editor AnnMarie Brennan
Philip Goad
Volume 33
Start page 528
End page 537
Total pages 10
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The split skillion roof is a distinctive roof-form in Queensland that is strongly associated with climate responsive modern architecture. On the eve of the Golden Anniversary of the project associated with its architectural debut in Queensland, the Graham House (1967) by John Dalton Architect and Associates, this paper will trace the origins and development of this roof form, created when two opposing skillions sandwich a layer of ventilating space. Through an analysis of the work of Dalton and others, this paper posits alternative explanations for the emergence of the split skillion roof, challenging accounts of Queensland mid-century modernism as responding primarily to climate, and revealing the practice of Dalton and his peers as being alert to disciplinary shifts, including Brutalism, and the renewed interest in pre-existing tradition, regionalist thinking and environmental consciousness.
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Additional Notes http://sahanz2016.msd.unimelb.edu.au/papers/Musgrave_A-Golden-Anniversary.pdf

 
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