Award-winning author Helen Thurloe will be speaking about architect Nino Sydney and the iconic Beachcomber House often seen on the Northern Beaches.
Created in October 1961, the Lend Lease Homes demonstration village at Carlingford in Sydney offered for sale the Beachcomber, as one of a selection of five project homes.
Already the wild child of the bunch, its angular lines, bold use of floor-to-ceiling glass and lightweight materials were a vast shift from conventional housing of the time.
Designed by then Lend Lease chief architect Nino Sydney, the Beachcomber was an affordable project home with Bauhaus attitude.
Around 200 Beachcombers were built in Sydney from 1961 to 1970, and were an affordable architect designed house that invited people to both build and live differently.
Please come along to our free talk and hear about Nino Sydney's work, the beachcomber development design and to view some fine examples
Please see also: www.beachcomberhouse.com.au http://www.helenthurloe.com.au/beachcomber-house/
Drinks will be served
Wednesday 28th February 6.30pm
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