A smashing new book by Mary Gaudin and Matthew Arnold
This is a book about a modern architectural movement that bubbled up in a small, conservative city at the bottom of the world.
During the 1960s, Christchurch, New Zealand exploded with a creative force which developed into a distinct style of architecture that was widely admired and imitated and remains influential today.
For a decade Christchurch architects worked with a potent energy and urgency, creating hundreds of homes (and many of New Zealand’s best public and commercial buildings) in a regional style that is arguably the closest thing the country has to a modern indigenous style of architecture.
The 12 homes illustrated in the book are just a small representation of the style and architects of the period. They remain as intact examples of the ideas, materials and optimism of the time.
Please note orders received after Monday 20 December will be dispatched in January 2022.