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Geyer Perth showcases heritage location during Open House Perth.

Posted/ 09 October 2013
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Geyer Perth is pleased to be opening the doors to the studio once again for Open House Perth. Architecture, Interiors, Landscape, Public Art and Urban Design play a significant role in our day to day experience of the city. Open House Perth seeks to enhance this experience through a celebration of the city by unlocking the door to great architecture and design, completely for free. 

 

Open House Perth venues promote a better understanding of contemporary, historic and sustainable design within the city. Open House is a global event that started in London 20 years ago. Now cities such as New York, Dublin, Melbourne and now Perth are part of the Open House Worldwide network.

 

The Geyer Perth studio is on level 2 of the Atlas Building, a significant heritage building constructed during the Great Depression in the Inter-War Free Classical Style in 1930-1931 for the Atlas Assurance Company. In its day, the façade demonstrated innovative design and a decorative use of materials including Wunderlich architectural terracotta. The building is a rare reminder of the period during the Great Depression when very few commercial buildings were constructed in Perth.

 

Until 1969, there was an imposing life size figure of Atlas supporting the globe crowning the building. Subsequently, and due to ongoing maintenance issues, the figure was permanently removed. The Atlas emblem can still be observed in some of the remaining door hardware throughout the building.  

 

Geyer relocated to the Atlas Building in 2009 after merging with the locally established practice Blake Thornton-Smith. The space was transformed in to a contemporary design studio complimentary of the building’s heritage and Geyer’s creative culture.

 

ADDRESS
Level 2, 8-10 The Esplanade, Perth (corner of Sherwood Court)

 

OPEN HOUSE PERTH HOURS
Nov 2
Saturday 10am - 5pm

 

TOUR TYPE
Guided tour

 

View the full program here.

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