Kelly House 1 [1955]

Douglas Snelling

Douglas Snelling was Australia’s ambassador of mid-century Californian modernism who only recently entered the canon of critical architectural thought with a body of work that encompasses some of the best residential works of the period across the country and a very faithful transplant of the Palm Springs ethos. As characterised by Frey, Koenig and Neutra (his most admired architect) et al – Snelling often utilised stone facade fenestration to articulate his low slung, flat-roofed, open plan forms of steel timber and glass as displayed in one of his most famed works, the now-demolished Kelly House 1.

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