This one-bedroom pavilion, designed by Fender Katsalidis, takes its name from celebrated Australian architect Robin Boyd.

Boyd was a social commentator as well as architect. In his book, The Australian Ugliness, 1960, he identifies our local strain of gentility with excruciating accuracy: featurism. This hideous 'decorative technique' infects the built environment with cloying prettiness, and disguises sound, elegant function. Featurism flourishes in Australia, writes Boyd:

Perhaps the explanation is that man, sensing that the vastness of the landscape will mock any object that his handfuls of fellows can make here, avoids anything that might be considered a challenge to nature. The greater and fiercer the natural background, the prettier and prettier the artificial foreground: this way there are no unflattering comparisons, no loss of face.

Ouch. Perhaps over the course of your stay in Robin you can confront the limitations of your own featurist mentality. Or failing that, get drunk and prank call the other pavilions.

Robin pavilion interior
Robin pavilion interior
Robin pavilion bedroom
Robin pavilion exterior
Robin pavilion interior
Inclusions:
  • Breakfast in The Source Restaurant

  • Fully equipped kitchen and laundry

  • Wine bar stocked with Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer

  • One bedroom

  • King-size bed with 400 thread-count cotton sheets

  • Aesop products

  • Bathrobes

  • Wireless touch panels for climate control, information, and entertainment

  • TVs all over the place, including in the bathroom

  • Personal security screen to avoid visitors you don't like

  • Wifi

  • Safe

  • Phone

  • Daily housekeeping

  • Shared gym, sauna and heated infinity pool

  • Private museum tours (if your stay falls on a Tuesday)

  • Airplay

  • Room service from 6–8pm daily

  • Spa

  • Original video art