Saturday, February 12, 2011

Post War Home Architecture - Launceston

What an example of mid 20th Century home design. It has all the trademarks of the period including those wonderful balustrade "wave" details upon which you walk over a concrete overhang to get to the top floor. Who also couldn't miss the garage, complete with porthole windows. The upper level windows are typical 1950/60s style, being observable by the pattern of timber and glass in rectangle and square forms. Top this off with a clean cut and well maintained lawn and concrete driveway and it's the perfect recipe for mid 20th Century Tasmanian design!

Art Deco & Modernism Architecture Tasmania is thinking of compiling a "best of Art Deco & Modernism homes of Tasmania" to feature on the blog, what do you think of this idea?

5 comments:

  1. The garage door with portholes is great.

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  2. Great idea :)
    Do we get to vote on the best of Art Deco & Modernism homes of Tasmania? I don't like this red brick number in Launceston, but your St Alva block of flats in Hobart looked lovely.

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  3. Thanks for your comments Helen. 2 entirely different periods that you mention (St Alva is streamline Art Deco whilst this post is later) I don't think you can compare them both side by side because they are different styles.

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  4. This blog is really helpful in getting knowledge about garage doors I was searching for the best garage doors thanks.
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  5. Hello Alan

    Glad my blog could be of help to you. Any other questions don't hesitate to ask.

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