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Cairo Flats & Cairo Studio

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98 Nicholson St

98 Nicholson Street

Fitzroy, VIC 3065

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Cairo Flats consists of a U-shaped block of 36 apartments, with 26 studio and 10 one bedroom residences. It was designed by the noted architect, Best Overend of the architectural practice Taylor, Soilleux and Overend, and built in 1936 by Blease Macpherson & Co. Through his regular articles in The Argus newspaper, Australian Home Beautiful and other magazines, Best Overend became the arch-publicist of modernism in the 1930s. Arguably no other built example better illustrates his ideas during this period than Cairo Flats. Overend had worked in London with modernist Wells Coates. On his return to Australia, he began writing on the minimum flat concept – an entirely functional living unit with built-in or fold-down furniture, complete with labour saving devices. Cairo Flats was designed to illustrate these principles. The flats sought a distinctive type of accommodation; the custom designed bachelor flat, providing maximum amenity in minimum space for minimum rent. The flats were supported by a communal dining room, an in-house meal and laundry service and lockable garages. Cairo Flats established a major break with earlier types of flats in Australia. It is significant for introducing the flat to the modernist program in Australia, and for its acknowledgement of the existence of a new, modern way of living.

Tours include both Cairo Flats and Cairo Studio.

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