Posts Tagged: Art Deco

Inter-War Art Deco

Again we marvel at how often ‘less in more’ in response to a desire to extend a character home. This inter war art deco semi detached house has been re- imaged by architecture firm Clare Cousins.  These semi-detached cottages are not easy to renovate sympathetically. as they are often narrow and somewhat dark. Clever design […]

Inner City Warehouse

The setting for this makeover was a development that had repurposed and melded two heritage listed buildings, a Victorian warehouse and the Bauhaus style Demco Machinery Co Ltd factory built in 1937, into apartments. The clients asked for increased functionality and a bit more of a grown-up vibe. We balanced the dual requests for an […]

Art Redeco

This heritage listed house was built in 1949 in the Inter-War Functionalist style with references to European modernism and features of Art Deco. The significant features of this style of house are not always clearly understood nor appreciated.  For this reason, it is incredibly important that any renovation is driven by a skilled architect.   […]

Post War Excess

In conjunction with AN+A Architects, shortlisted for HOUSES Award 2015 House in a Heritage Context Winner Master Builders Association NSW 2015 Excellence Award House Additions/Alterations/Renovations $5 Million to $7 Million An almost intact home built in 1951 which, with etched glass, Art Deco ceilings, varnished timber, and terrazzo forecourts, really had a 1940’s personality. The aim […]

The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney

The Old Clare Hotel located in Chippendale Sydney comprises two restored heritage-listed buildings: the Clare Hotel – a lovely old Art Deco pub – and the Carlton & United Breweries former administration building. According to Sydney Living Museums the former was built between 1939-1941 by Sidney Warden and the Administration building between 1910 and 1930 […]

Primus Hotel, Sydney

The former Sydney Water building in Pitt Street has reopened as Primus, a five star hotel.      The heritage listed Art Deco building, built in 1939, was designed by Nicholas Mackey and Henry Budden – who also designed the David Jones Elizabeth Street building- and was one of the last buildings completed before the […]

Streamlined and Modern

Thankfully we are starting to see increased appreciation for the streamlined moderne style of architecture and even more importantly, successful restorations and additions. This house, built in 1948, has been locally listed. It is considered significant due to the fact that it is “a Post-war house with both typical and unusual features, a very good […]