Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sweeping Curves in Post War Launceston Twins

A real enjoyment of documenting the wonderful period of Tasmanian Modernism is that I begin to see design elements that remind me of other buildings that I have come across. Such an example of these visual linkages can be seen in these two wonderful Post War brick homes.  Check out their amazing curved facades and the wrought iron work- just amazing!


  1. Amazing photos, do you know what was the reason behind the curved roofline?

  2. Fabulous ! After finding your site last year, I can't wait to get 'home' and borrow dad's car to cruise the streets of Launceston looking for all the great architecture you've photographed.

  3. Hello Goofy, thanks for dropping by, glad you are inspired by the photographs I've taken of this wonderful period of architecture and design.

  4. Hello Bohemian in Brunswick,curved roofs were inspired by the space exploration era in the mid 20th century. The "spaceship" curves can be seen on many examples of design. Curves also evoke and imitate streamline trains and cruise ships of the Art Deco and mid 20th century period.


About the project

Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.

My portfolio of commercial and art projects can be seen on my website and I can be contacted here as well. All photographs are copyright of Thomas Ryan Photography. Unauthorised use is prohibited. Contact me for all enquires

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