Posts Tagged: Inter-War Period

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 […]

Eye Candy

At MHM we are increasingly being asked how owners can successfully re-design and extend the typical double and triple fronted brick houses. These suburban beauties, often with subtle art deco elements, require thoughtful and simple respectful designs to truly celebrate their unique style.   This design by Melbourne based architects WoodWoodWard Architecture does great things […]

Celebrating the Bungalow

This project involved a renovation of a 1920s bungalow in North Randwick.  The re-work required the removal of a 1970s renovation and a new brick addition has been added.     The existing house has been rendered and modelled with some complex corbelling and fretwork. The formerly enclosed front porch has been opened up to […]

Rockheim Museum, Trondheim, Norway

Rockheim, located in Trondheim, Norway,  is a museum  responsible for the collection, preservation, and cultivation of Norwegian popular music. A team of cultural historians, archivists and music experts are collating a rich archive of Norwegian rock music and pop culture, forming an invaluable resource for historians and music fans alike.     Trondheim has always […]

Maison De Verre, Paris, France

Designed by Pierre Chareau and Bernard Bijvoet and built in 1932, the Maison de Verre or “House of Glass,” is considered a landmark in 20th century architecture. The owner, Dr Jean Dalsace, was a member of the French Communist Party who played a significant role in both anti-fascist and cultural affairs. In the mid-1930s, the Maison de Verre’s double-height […]

Spanish Mission and Mediterranean (1924-1940)

In the inter-war period a wide variety of eclectic styles started to emerge.  Travel in Italy and Spain was a common pursuit for many local architects, who saw the buildings of these Mediterranean regions as appropriate to the climate and light of Australian cities, and borrowed design elements for their buildings. Leslie Wilkinson, the first […]