Story: Domestic architecture

Athfield's philosophy

During the 1970s Wellington-based architects Ian Athfield and Roger Walker were instrumental in redefining modern domestic architecture. Inspired by New Zealand's colonial buildings, they dispensed with the open planning of post-war homes and reintroduced multiple small places, to which they gave individual expression. In this 1979 television documentary, Athfield discusses what made his houses distinctive. 

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Reference: Architect Athfield. National Film Unit, 1979

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Julia Gatley, 'Domestic architecture - Late modern domestic architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 28 January 2022)

Story by Julia Gatley, published 22 Oct 2014