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The Brake House, Auckland

The Brake House, Auckland

The Ron Sang-designed Brake House in Titirangi, Auckland, was built in 1977 and was a new take on modernism, with an Asian influence. It comprised a series of box-like forms which were elevated into the surrounding bush. Along with the use of cedar, this gave the dwelling an organic quality. 

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Julia Gatley, 'Domestic architecture - Late modern domestic architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 January 2022)

Story by Julia Gatley, published 22 Oct 2014