About this artwork
The Griffins created this unrealized project as part of a national competition for a club for military veterans who fought in World War I while they were living and working in Melbourne and Sydney, Australia. This drawing sheet is characteristic of Marion Mahoney’s unique hybrid com- positions for architectural plans, combining floor plan, sections, and elevation in a highly decorative yet legible way. Throughout the drawing, lush vegetation weaves in and out of stonework, proposing a building fully engaged with the surrounding landscape of Toowoomba, a famous garden city. The gently curving building was organized around a central courtyard with a covered cloister for shaded walking and trellis to support flowering vines that gives access to the building’s rooms for dining and recreation.
- Walter Burley Griffin (Architect)
- Soldiers' Club, Toowoomba, Australia, Perspective
- Soldiers' Club
- Ink on linen
- 48.1 × 77.5 cm (18 15/16 × 30 1/2 in.)
- Gift of Marion Mahony Griffin through Eric Nicholls