1964 McKeown Residence


The material began to find full expression with the dramatic abstractions of Enrico Taglietti, Italian-born, Canberra-based, architect. His McKeown house (1965) began to push the boundaries of the material, and, as public commissions followed private ones, his level of experimentation grew.

Excerpt from 70/80/90 Iconic Australian Houses

Karen McCartney

The work of Italian-trained Enrico Taglietti shows the varied modelling of a new geometry. Take an example, the McKeown House: tapering walls, cantilevers and roof planes tie together to make a very strong and carefully composed "work of art". Here the plain building is transcended.

Excerpt from Australian Housing in the 70s

Howard Tanner

photos : Harry Sowden © et

client: Mr & Mrs McKeown

engineers structural: Quigan Gam & Sellick

builder: G Teliczan

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