Karl Langer's subtropical housing

Wilson, Andrew (2008). Karl Langer's subtropical housing. In: AAANZ 2008 Annual Conference, Brisbane, Australia, (). 4-6 December 2008.

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Author Wilson, Andrew
Title of paper Karl Langer's subtropical housing
Conference name AAANZ 2008 Annual Conference
Conference location Brisbane, Australia
Conference dates 4-6 December 2008
Publication Year 2008
Sub-type Oral presentation
Open Access Status
Language eng
Abstract/Summary Karl Langer, the Austrian émigré architect who fled Vienna in 1938 and moved to Brisbane in 1940 published the paper Sub-tropical Housing at The University of Queensland in 1944. His paper included five house plan prototypes and a schematic layout for a community of approximately two thousand people. Completed during World War II, the drawings speculatively project ideas about post-war housing and town planning for the region. This paper will examine in close detail the sources that informed these house plans particularly in relation to the community scheme ideas indebted to the Garden City movement, Frank Lloyd Wright and early twentieth century settlement ideas that emerged in German speaking european countries. It will also attempt to draw out the influence of the local architectural culture.
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Subjects 12 Built Environment and Design
Division 4 - Environment
E Expanding Knowledge
1201 Architecture
Keyword Architectural history
Housing - Australia
Architecture - Australia
Urban design
Q-Index Code EX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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Created: Tue, 15 Dec 2009, 11:12:51 EST by Mr Andrew Wilson on behalf of School of Architecture