Castlecrag, Australia, Australia
 
 
Year1925latitude: -33° 48'
longitude: 151° 13'
Period
Initiator(s)
Planning organization
Nationality initiator(s)
Designer(s) / Architect(s)Walter Burley Griffin
Marion Mahony Griffin
Design organization
Inhabitants2,805 (2006)
Target population
Town website
Town related linkshttp://www.teachingheritage.nsw.edu.au/b_expressing/wb1_wbglegacy.html
http://www.parliament.nsw.gov.au/prod/parlment/hansart.nsf/V3Key/LA20050622 033
http://www.powerhousemuseum.com/previous/griffin.asp
Literature- M. Kabos Walker; J. A. Weireck, 'Building for Nature: Walter Burley Griffin and Castlecrag' 1994, Walter Griffin Society, Sydney 1994

type of New Town: > scale of autonomy
New-Town-in-Town
Satellite
New Town
Company Town
> client
Private Corporation
Public Corporation
> policy
Capital
Decentralization
Industrialization
Resettlement
Economic
 
Castle Crag in Sydney is a suburb designed to embody theosophist principles. It is an experiment in communal and community planning and living and a rare example of idealism in action in Australia. The aim was to create a residential area in harmony with nature. A network of linking walkways, roads that followed the contours of nature, sandstone and knitlock houses, Australian plants and an amphitheatre - thought as an integration of architecture and landscape - was part of the Griffin's concept.

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