STYLE - ARCHITECTURE
architecture that had the following typical features:
- corner windows
- vigorous use of
finishes on inside walls
- cement tiles of
exposed and waxed with a light colour
- exposed timbers
stained with a light colour.
the waterfall style which has rounded corners and the P
O style with portholes. There are some good examples of the
modern style in Canberra.
actual start of the Modern movement was in the 1930s and was a
reaction against the containment of Australian houses. A movement to
break out and get sunlight into the house. For this reason it was
styled on a glass box. The movement really found its feet during the
1950s, after WWII, with the new post war prosperity.
well known architect of the style is Harry Seidler and a number of
holiday houses along the east coast were copied from his famous house
for his mother. They were cheaply built in asbestos cement and have a
flat roof. The Modern movement is basically still with us and often
OF 50's MODERN HOUSES