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60 Creyke Rd. Architect Unknown.

Jun 07, 2009

Compact 1940s weatherboard cottage in the style of Paul Pascoe, Vernon Brown & Humphrey Hall. Most definitely a home from the school of early NZ modernist architects who equated modernism with modesty.

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Park Lane. Humphrey Hall.

Nov 02, 2008

Not Christchurch, but close enough: Humphrey Hall must have frightened the locals in Timaru when he designed this house in 1938. Just back from working in London, he was clearly influenced by the International Modernist style that was kicking around Europe at the time. Most radical was the open rooftop sundeck that has been filled in since it was discovered the sun, like most good things, causes cancer.

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30 Newbridge Pl. Fletcher House. Hall & Mackenzie

Aug 24, 2008

Humphrey Hall desingned this Japanese influenced home for construction company owner John Fletcher. The home was built in 1964 as an advertisement for employing the services of an architect and the quality of good construction.

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25a Cashmere Rd. Maling House. Pascoe and Hall.

Aug 19, 2008

A lovely example of the continental L-shape floorplans brought to Christchurch by Ernst Plischke in the late 1930s. These houses introduced multi-purpose living areas and full height glass opening onto courtyard gardens. This one, built in 1947, looks particularly well-restored and is a credit to the owners (orange door aside).

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Paul Pascoe