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The pages and blog posts of Global Art Deco will take you to buildings in cities around the world where the many variations of the styles of the 1920s to 1940s were used. Just select a city from the ‘Art Deco Cities’ menu and choose where you wish to go.

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Silmar Restaurante, Alvor

A small restaurant near the sea Located at Rua Marques de Pombal by the Praça Alliança, in the town of Alvor on the seaside of Portugal’s western Algarve, this blue and white two-storey building is a modest, but delightful Art Deco building. It features a parapet with a central massing, and two balconies with triangle…

St John’s HQ, Dunedin

A well proportioned building The St John New Zealand Southern Region Headquarters can be found at 17 York Place in central Dunedin. The façade contains a number of shallow reliefs with floral components, notably on either side of the entrance. Constructed in 1938, it is another fine example of Art Deco architecture in New Zealand.…

Rua Carlos Mardel 59, Lisbon

A carefully balanced exterior A rather jazzy central Lisbon apartment block from the diagonals on the main entrance to the angular features of the façade. These include the angled bay windows up the centre of the building and the small, angled balconies accompanying them, along with the white horizontal bars running across the exterior. Chevrons…

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