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Helmut Einhorn, architect (2nd of 4)

Helmut Einhorn, architect

Refugees fleeing Nazi Germany challenged the status quo in New Zealand, with new ideas in many fields. European architects such as Einhorn struggled to introduce modernist design to a conservative country. At the time, the norm was the villa facing the street rather than the sun, or the bungalow sitting on a quarter-acre section.

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James N. Bade, 'Germans - Immigration after 1914', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by James N. Bade, published 8 Feb 2005, updated 1 Mar 2015