Posts Tagged: Inter War Period

Colonial Revival (After 1912)

This style reflected a return to the earlier simplicity of colonial architecture and a break from the ornate styles of the Victorian and Edwardian periods. The houses are typically long with strong horizontal lines, a style that remains popular today.   Purulia built in Warrawee in 1913 by William Hardy Wilson

The Californian Bungalow (1920s and 30s)

The bungalow was the most popular form of housing in Australia in the twentieth century. The Californian Bungalow was amongst the earliest of the twentieth century bungalow styles. This earthy and unpretentious style was based on a distinctive type of rustic, Japanese-influenced single storey detached house which developed in the Los Angeles suburbs to become […]

Old English (1915-1940)

Images of ‘Olde England’ were common in the Federation period right up until the end of the First World War. After the war architectural styles started to change with many adopting the Arts and Crafts or the American bungalow styles. By the late 1920s a distinctive style  of designed had been adopted by a small […]

The Ocean Liner and Streamlined Moderne Styles (1925-1950)

The inter-war functionalist style, which spanned the period between the two world wars, had its background in European modernism of the 1920s and 1930s. Modernism is the general name given to the trend which embraced functionalism, technology and the elimination of applied historical ornamentation. The influence of Le Corbusier, Eric Mendelssohn, W M Dudock and the […]