Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

Group Architects : towards a New Zealand…

Group Architects : towards a New Zealand architecture

by Julia Gatley

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations
Recently added byAMCSviatko, Muffler

No tags.



Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

No current Talk conversations about this book.

No reviews
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
First words
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English


Book description
Haiku summary

No descriptions found.

We know there is another way of living in which a house is logically contrived for peace and comfort, where the sun brings life without faded carpets, and in which leisure and beauty are not interred in respectable museums. And we mean to find it for ourselves and make it real to everyone who feels as we do ...Because we want this in New Zealand, overseas solutions will not do. New Zealand must have its own architecture, its own sense of what is beautiful and appropriate to our climate and conditions. So wrote a precocious bunch of second-year Auckland architecture students in 1946, establishing themselves as the Architectural Group. They resurfaced several years later as Group Architects, in time becoming one of our most celebrated and enduringly influential architectural practices. Julia Gatley's Group Architects: Towards a NZ Architecture is the first full assessment of the firm and follows the Group and their work from the early collective through all its various incarnations until the death of founder Bill Wilson in 1968. The Group are best known for their houses. Often timber, with open-plan interiors, these were, the Group claimed, houses 'built for local conditions' - suitable for our temperate climate and informal ways of living. But the Group also produced shops and offices, factories and kindergartens, and the book presents these and many other building types they worked on, illustrated with redrawn floor plans, archival shots and new photographs of the buildings. Brilliantly illustrated and engagingly written, Group Architects uncovers the history and debunks the myths surrounding a firm that has become synonymous with New Zealandness in architecture.… (more)

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio

Popular covers


Average: No ratings.

Is this you?

Become a LibraryThing Author.


You are using the new servers! | About | Privacy/Terms | Help/FAQs | Blog | Store | APIs | TinyCat | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | Common Knowledge | 116,937,468 books! | Top bar: Always visible