Post Modern


A reaction to the Modern and proposed by Venturi this style advocates the use of decoration, playfulness, duality and ambiguous meaning. It has however become license to revert to classical motives in the most base manner and the application of any decoration at random. It has found wide expression in commercial (office parks) and residential (themed housing estates) development.

Buildings on this website in Post Modern style

Eastern Cape Institute of South African Architects: c1986. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
House McNamara: 1987. Kleinemond, Eastern Cape
House Narshai: c1987. Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape
SA Permanent Building - City Treasury Department: c1985. Makhanda (Grahamstown), Eastern Cape
Shops: c1988. Jeffrey's Bay, Eastern Cape
Summer Place: 1983-1985. Humewood, Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth), Eastern Cape