Beaufort Home - plans

Arthur Baldwinson’s modern designs for a prefabricated steel house were an innovative approach to post-war housing shortages. A prototype of the house, on display in the Treasury Gardens, Melbourne in 1946, was a simple two bedroom design, based on a three-foot grid, with steel frame, roof and cladding. Although initial interest in the project was high, the amount of steel required for large-scale production proved too demanding on post-war supplies and the project was prematurely terminated in 1947. Some examples of the house still survive in Victoria.

Plan, Beaufort Home, Beaufort Division, Dept. of Aircraft Production, [designed by Arthur Baldwinson], May 1946. Architectural Plan. PXA 372 v.5/18

Elevations, Beaufort Home, Beaufort Division, Dept. of Aircraft Production, [designed by Arthur Baldwinson], May 1946. Architectural Plan. PXA 372 v.5/19

Elevations, Beaufort Home, Beaufort Division, Dept. of Aircraft Production, [designed by Arthur Baldwinson], May 1946. Architectural Plan. PXA 372 v.5/20

 

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