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Patterson: Houses of Aotearoa

Andrew Patterson, Herbert Ypma


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 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 nearly thirty-five years and who was awarded the New Zealand Institute of Architects 2017 Gold Medal.

This book showcases seventeen 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

Edition Type: Revised

Size: 26.0 x 30.0 cm

Extent: 272 pp

Illustrations: 222

Publication date: 9 November 2023

ISBN: 9780500026458

Contents List


Mai Mai, 2017, Auckland
Local Rock, 2010, Waiheke
Maungakawa, 2011, Maungakawa
Paoneone, 2017, Kare Kare
Bethalls Beach, 1996, North Auckland
Discus, Conceptual, East Auckland
Namssosso, 2016, Naiso Island, Fiji
Parihoa, 2009, Muriwai
Millbrook House, 2014, Queenstown
Seascape Retreat, 2014, Banks Peninsula
Park Point, 2017, Waiheke
Scrubby Bay, 2013, Banks Peninsula
Pines House, 2005, Matarangi
St Stephens, 2014, Auckland
Ravenscar, 2022, Christchurch
Cliff Top House
Boat Shed Bay
Black Peak

About the Author

Andrew Patterson is the director of Patterson Associates. 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.