Mr Sean Godsell gets visual

Sean Godsell, award-winning Australian architect, head of Sean Godsell Architects of Melbourne (and former football player), is among the protagonists of the Vatican Chapels Holy See Pavilion of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale. His project, built in collaboration with Zintek Srl, is in fact one of the ten chapels part of the pavilion, in the green frame of the island of San Giorgio. Mr Tinsmith met him on the opening night of the Biennale. A beautiful conversation ensued, and Mr. Sean Godsell replied with images to some of his questions.

Will you show us your favourite place to draw and design in?

“We do not love what is not beautiful” Saint Augustin’s quote. Will you show us something beautiful?

Tanderra Houde, Victoria (AU)

Nature is beautiful. There are no bad colour combinations or ugly shapes!

Will you draw the last architecture you visited?

Please, describe it with one word.


What is your favourite place in Venice?

During the taxi ride to San Giorgio, the conversation then touched on even more profound subjects, such as God and the relationship between an architect and the place where he will carry out his project.

Want to learn more about Sean Godsell’s pioneering vision of architecture and beauty?

Here is Mr Tinsmith’s docu-interview: A conversation with Sean Godsell. *


* (credits video: Bmovie Italia)