Story: Housing

Hooper house

Hooper house

Vernon Brown was among a number of avant-garde architects who sought to develop a New Zealand version of the modernist style. This is his Hooper house in the Auckland suburb of Howick. Built in 1954, its simple forms and planning were modernist in design, but its creosoted weatherboards and gentle gable referenced New Zealand building traditions.

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Ben Schrader, 'Housing - Style and form', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 August 2022)

Story by Ben Schrader, published 5 Sep 2013