Office buildings continued



Following the Second World War the Modern Movement became influential in mainstream Western Australian architecture - arriving in the State via Melbourne.  The style is evident in the expansion of the Royal Perth Hospital in 1948 and was developed in many buildings constructed in the 1950s and 1960s.  The Perth City Council Council House building, completed in 1962, is a fine example of this style. This was a period of new modernism with functionality with the use of new building materials more important to architects than decorative or retrospective references in their designs. 
During this period the State's population boomed on the back of huge mineral developments and the modern style became popularised through both commercial and residential buildings which were intended to be progressive, forward-looking and futuristic.


1970s and 1980s


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