Nearly 13,000 kilometers from Palm Springs is the Melbourne bayside suburb of Beaumaris. Still largely undeveloped in the1950s, this scrubby sand-dune landscape was ripe for post-war development, and a raft of young, passionate (now renowned) architects flocked in droves to build their first homes, trialing daring new techniques and designs.
The result? A large influx of varied, experimental houses, the likes of which Australia had simply never seen before. The Royal Victorian Institute of Architects, 1956 stated: “Beaumaris has the greatest concentration of interesting houses in the metropolitan area.”
Learn about these ground-breaking modernist architects, the incredible homes they were building and this wonderful suburb of midcentury treasures from Beaumaris Modern presenters Fiona Austin, President, and Annie Price, Vice President along with special guest Peter Maddison, host Grand Designs Australia.
Beaumaris Modern is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to celebrate, educate and promote public awareness of the importance of preserving the midcentury architecture of Beaumaris. With 400+ members, we host events for the National Trust Australian Heritage Festival, including walking tours, exhibitions and panelist discussions. Our annual open house event showcases a selection of Beaumaris midcentury homes. The recently published book Beaumaris Modern is about to go into its second print run.
A book signing of Beaumaris Modern (Melbourne Books, 2018) will follow this presentation.
Things to Know
This event is for all ages.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is Modernism Week.
Event Check-in Location
Modernism Week CAMP Theater, 575 N Palm Canyon Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Photo Credits: Jack Shelton, Jack Shelton, Derek Swalwell, Derek Swalwell, Jack Shelton, Beaumaris Modern
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