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Protea House
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal

John M SHUNN: Architect
Date:1960s [?]
Status:Unknown
Street:West Street

Durban, like most major South African cities, did not experience 'anything remotely approaching the excitement of newness of the International Style of the mid-thirties and of the experimental work of the 'fifties' as Johannesburg did. The work of Wits graduates imported into Natal gave the city 'a shot in the arm' and 'put an end to conservatism'. This building by one of these graduates expresses the various functions in planning and elevation. (Greig, 1971: 110, 111)

All truncated references not fully cited below are those of Joanna Walker's original text and cited in full in the 'Bibliography' entry of the Lexicon.


Writings about this entry

Greig, Doreen. 1971. A Guide to Architecture in South Africa. Cape Town: Howard Timmins. pg 111