Designer Suburbs

Designer Suburbs

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In the 1950s, 60s and 70s architects like Harry Seidler, Robin Boyd, Ken Woolley, Michael Dysart and Graeme Gunn applied their talents to project homes, bringing high-end design to the suburbs. Backed by Pettit a Sevitt, Merchant Builders and other project builders, architects created small, deceptively simple houses which transformed the look of suburbia. Today, the distance between the architectural profession and suburban housing has never been greater, with Australiaa€™s super-sized, energy-guzzling project homes the biggest in the world. With photographs by Max Dupain, David Moore, Wolfgang Sievers and Eric Sierins alongside original plans, Designer Suburbs explores the relationship between architects, builders and affordable housing since 1900 and the lessons we can learn from twentieth-century designer suburbs.Architects and affordable homes in Australia Judith Oa#39;Callaghan, Charles Pickett ... editor of Australian Homemaker, a spin-off from House and Garden aimed specifically at owner-builders. lewis was an ... Melbourne institute of technology and a tireless promoter of modern design: a#39;homemaker magazine ... wishes to bringanbsp;...

Title:Designer Suburbs
Author:Judith O'Callaghan, Charles Pickett
Publisher:NewSouth - 2012-11-01


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