Kōrero: Domestic architecture

Tonbridge Mews, Christchurch

Tonbridge Mews, Christchurch

Tonbridge Mews in Merivale, Christchurch, was designed by Peter Beaven and opened in 1974. It was an attempt to provide a village-like community in an urban setting. By varying the design of each home, Beaven avoided the repetition and uniformity of other townhouse developments. The grounds featured both private and communal spaces. The success of the scheme led Beaven to design another urban village, Thorndon Mews in Wellington, soon after. 

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Photograph by Andrew Barrie

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Julia Gatley, 'Domestic architecture - Late modern domestic architecture', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/45072/tonbridge-mews-christchurch (accessed 2 July 2022)

He kōrero nā Julia Gatley, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014