This building was designed in 1960 after the success of W&M’s Dorset St and Carlton Mill flats. All the W&M ingredients are there: strong geometric lines, concrete block and exposed in-situ concrete. Today the building is sadly unloved and being used primarily as a mounting point for SKY satellite dishes. Shame.
…continue reading 324 Oxford Tce. R Hyslop Flats. Warren & Mahoney.
Built in 1960 to a brief for “lots of light”, this house delivers with large, square windows punched through the red brick walls and dormer skylights inside. The house was very modern for suburban Christchurch in its day and was one of the first homes in the city with electric underfloor heating, back when electricity was free.
…continue reading 16 Westburn Tce. Barton House. John Trengrove.
Modified, but still recognisable as the strikingly unconventional Swedish barn that Peter designed for an awkward hill site in the 60s. A lovely, unadorned design for a small family with living areas downstairs and 3 bedrooms, a bathroom and a playroom upstairs.
…continue reading 128 Dyers Pass Rd. Askew House. Peter Beaven.
This lovely 1980s home named Halcyon sits beautifully on the sloping Cashmere Hills overlooking the Canterbury plains. It shows Ian’s love of Modernist and Mediterranean architecture. In this case, hard geometric lines mixed with archways and…..it seems….timber window shutters.
…continue reading 32 Kiteroa Pl. Jones House. Ian Athfield.