Sean Godsell Unveils Melbourne’s Inaugural “MPavilion”

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On Monday, Sean Godsell unveiled the inaugural MPavilion in Melbourne‘s Queen Victoria Gardens. Intended as an Australian counterpart to London‘s wildly successful Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, the Pavilion will be open until February 1st, hosting a series of events throughout its four-month stay including talks, workshops, film screenings and art interventions.

Funded primarily by the recently established Naomi Milgrom Foundation, with assistance and support from the Serpentine Gallery itself, the pavilion is the first step in the Naomi Milgrom Foundation’s goal to position  as “Asia-Pacific’s hub of design and architecture.” The first instalment by Godsell features a simple frame covered with automated aluminium panels, which open and close in response to the sunlight.

Edward Street House / Sean Godsell

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Architects: Sean Godsell
Location: Melbourne,
Design Team: , Hayley Franklin
Area: 240 sqm
Year: 2011
Photographs: Earl Carter

Tanderra House / Sean Godsell

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Architects: Sean Godsell Architects
Location: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria,
Architect In Charge:
Design Team: Sean Godsell, Hayley Franklin
Area: 285.0 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Earl Carter, Sean Godsell

RMIT Design Hub / Sean Godsell

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Architects: Sean Godsell
Location: RMIT University, Melbourne,
Architects In Charge: , Hayley Franklin
Associated Architects: Peddle Thorp Architects, Chris Godsell, James Hampton, Raf Nespola
Area: 13,000 sqm
Year: 2012
Photographs: Earl Carter