Dorset Street Flats

Dorset Street
Christchurch, Canterbury
In 1955 Miles Warren designed this now famous group of flats, They were became the forerunner for what is commonly referred to the 'Christchurch style'. It formed the basis for many single and multi-unit houses, generating a regionally distinctive domestic architecture.

The flats were an earthquake victim.
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On the corner of Dorset Street and Park Terrace are two later mid-rise blocks of apartments. "Dorset Towers" is built in the typical Warren and Mahoney masonry style with walls of load-bearing reinforced concrete block cavity construction (1970 - 73).

If you are interested in the 'Christchurch Style' visit the Christchurch Modern website which displays the richness of Christchurch's modern domestic architecture.


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