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116 Ilam Rd. Peter Beaven.

The lovely angled roofline must have been a relief from the symmetry of 1960s suburban Christchurch and a good example of Peter’s early Swedish-inspired forms. The house has been added to and modified to suit the current tenants, the University of Canterbury Child Care.

2 Responses to “116 Ilam Rd. Peter Beaven.”

  1. CherylBernstein Says:

    It’s still a much-loved and well-used building — so fit for its current purpose in fact that I thought it had originally been designed as an early childhood centre. The windows are low which is nice for the children, and a number of little outside spaces and courtyards are delineated by the arrangement of the architectural masses, allowing for different kinds of playspaces.

  2. admin Says:

    Well said, Cheryl. Finally some meaningful writing on this site.

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