Designer Suburbs

Designer Suburbs

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In the 1950s, 60s and 70s architects like Harry Seidler, Robin Boyd, Ken Woolley, Michael Dysart and Graeme Gunn applied their talents to project homes, bringing high-end design to the suburbs. Backed by Pettit a Sevitt, Merchant Builders and other project builders, architects created small, deceptively simple houses which transformed the look of suburbia. Today, the distance between the architectural profession and suburban housing has never been greater, with Australiaa€™s super-sized, energy-guzzling project homes the biggest in the world. With photographs by Max Dupain, David Moore, Wolfgang Sievers and Eric Sierins alongside original plans, Designer Suburbs explores the relationship between architects, builders and affordable housing since 1900 and the lessons we can learn from twentieth-century designer suburbs.... with similar strategies. among these was Victa homes, formed in 1960 and claiming to use the same systems of quality control and market research used in Victaa#39;s hugely successful lawnmower business. Mervyn richardson, Victaa#39;s foundinganbsp;...

Title:Designer Suburbs
Author:Judith O'Callaghan, Charles Pickett
Publisher:NewSouth - 2012-11-01


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