FNQ Art Deco Architecture style around Cassowary Coast…
Cassowary Coast has some of the best preserved Art Deco Architecture in Australia and for that matter Art Deco Architecture worldwide
From around 1918 up until World War II, Australian architecture was influenced by the Art Deco style, along with the Spanish Mission and Georgian Revival styles.
Buildings during this period were generally built on large parcels of land and were simpler in form, but embraced Art Deco motifs in the brickwork, balcony and chimney designs.
Later Art Deco examples exhibited curved forms and nautical elements, including curved walls and porthole windows. The Great Depression of the 1930s impacted the design, encouraging a streamlined approach over embellishment, and aerodynamic shapes were used.
Some of the best Art Deco examples today are found in Innisfail and many surviving apartment blocks built in and around Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide.
Art Deco rose to popularity in the 1920s and ’30s, making its way around the world from France to New York to Shanghai.
The movement received global attention at the 1925 Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes in Paris, where designers such as Émile-Jacques Ruhlmann, Jean Dunand, and Pierre Chareau displayed their groundbreaking work… read more here
The design style is known for gleaming lacquered or veneered surfaces, geometric forms, and far-flung influences from Egypt to antiquity.
Art Deco architecture is very striking and looks different from earlier styles.
You’ll definitely notice it when you see it as builders used used new industrial materials like stucco, concrete and stainless steel.
Take a tour of some of Innisfail most beautiful Art Deco buildings and see why this style has stood the test of time.