UWA has recently celebrated the work of Raymond Jones. I managed to visit the exhibition at the Cullity Gallery and grab a copy of the fantastic catalogue last week.
Mr Jones is one of my (new) heroes – a star of the modernist scene. He has designed a vast range of homes and public structures, including our local landmark, St Cecilia’s Church, with the rocket structure out front.
Jones integrated buildings with their natural environment, had a fondness for feature rock, skillion roofs, walls of glass and flowing spaces, and hates airconditioning and modern residential monstrosities. His early drawings are beautiful – try and get hold of a $20 catalogue from the UWA Architecture dept. if you can.
UPDATE: there’s a Raymond Jones house at 139 The Boulevard, Floreat, for sale right now. View here.