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Modern 1945 > 1970
Modernism in architecture was broadly characterised by open planning and simplicity with bold geometric shapes and little or no ornamentation.
Walls were opened to the light with large floor-to-ceiling windows. The design of the buildings often expressed innovative use of materials and structure.
Architects focused on maximising views and connecting inside and outside spaces. Together with some innovative landscape architects, Modern architects developed an interest in environmentally sensitive design and a new appreciation of native plants and gardens.
Architects influenced by European and American ideas developed a regional Modern domestic architecture in 1950s and 1960s. Innovation, simplicity and open planning were the essence of Modern design.
Through his writing, teaching and public profile, Robin Boyd promoted public understanding and appreciation of Modern architecture in Melbourne.
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