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Patterson: Houses of Aotearoa

Andrew Patterson

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A selection of beautiful houses set amid the world’s most stunning landscapes, designed by award-winning New Zealand architect Andrew Patterson

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In Maori culture, architecture is approached as a construction of beliefs: a building must emulate and amplify personalities, hopes and aspirations, becoming the physical expression of those who inhabit it. These ideas and others are the inspirations behind the house projects of New Zealand architect Andrew Patterson, who has been designing houses and civic projects in the country for over thirty years and who was awarded the New Zealand Institute of Architects 2017 Gold Medal.

This book showcases fourteen of Patterson’s recent houses, in some of the most dramatic locations in New Zealand, from stunning seascape retreats to hillside cabins. Each house reveals how Patterson’s architecture responds to the region’s breathtaking landscapes to tell the story of the country’s cultural history and to create a sense of place and belonging. This fully illustrated, large-format overview is interspersed with thematic sectionsthat present Patterson’s key influences and the culture and lifestyles of New Zealand more broadly, particularly Maori language, history and mythology.

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Book Details

Format: Hardback

Size: 26.0 x 30.0 cm

Extent: 252 pp

Illustrations: 206

Publication date: 8 November 2018

ISBN: 9780500022191

Contents List

Foreword • Introduction • The Opportunity of New Zealand • Seascape Retreat • Scrubby Bay • Bethells Beach • Belonging • Mai Mai • Local Rock House • St Stephen's • Thinking in Patterns • Northland Farmhouse • Kinloch • The Michael Hill Clubhouse • Naisoso • The Search for Beauty • The Pines • Millbrook • Waiheke • Parihoa • He Tangata — it is People • How We Work • Biographies • Glossary of Maori Terms • Acknowledgments • Picture Credits

About the Author

Andrew Patterson is the director of Pattersons Associates Architects. An Auckland University Distinguished Alumni, he is a Guest Professor at Unitec and a Fellow of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (FNZIA). He is currently a member of the Auckland and Queenstown Urban Design Panels and President of the Auckland Architecture Association.

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