Inter-war art deco architecture

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The emergence of the modern movement was the most significant architectural development during the years between the two World Wars. However, the ideas of mainstream …

‘A-B-C’ flats to be demolished?

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Mid-century modern houses and buildings are always vulnerable when they’re located on valuable land—whether heritage listed or not. And so it is with the Allawah, …

Bega & Allawah Flats

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Bega & Allawah Flats, on Ainslie Avenue and Ballumbir Street Braddon, are a group of 16 three-storey blocks of 2 bedroom flats designed in 1954 …

A new house profile — 5 Juad Place, Aranda

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I’ve prepared a new house profile for another little known late twentieth century organic style house, this time in Aranda. The Andrews House was the …

5 Juad Place, Aranda

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The house at 5 Juad Place, Aranda was designed by Laurie Virr in 1969. It is an unusual Canberra example of the late twentieth century …

A short biography of Laurie Virr

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Back in August I posted about a little known late twentieth century organic style house in Kambah. The house is a fine example of that …

Laurie Virr

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Laurie Virr is a Canberra-based architect who has designed work in the United States, New South Wales and Victoria, along with a number of houses …