Story: Domestic architecture

Napier Street Townhouses, Auckland

Napier Street Townhouses, Auckland

The Napier Street Townhouses in Auckland's Freemans Bay reintroduced terrace housing into New Zealand cities in 1982. Designed by Cook Hitchcock & Sargisson in a postmodern style and characterised by their alternating 'gelato' colours, the townhouses responded to a demand for higher-density housing in gentrifying central-city neighbourhoods.  

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Julia Gatley, 'Domestic architecture - Postmodern and neo-modern architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 May 2022)

Story by Julia Gatley, published 22 Oct 2014