+ About Christchurch Modern
We're not architects, we're not historians and we don't know much about anything. However we do like modern houses and Christchurch is a great place for them.
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Riverlaw Tce. Harland House. Ian Athfield.

Jul 12, 2009

Unfortunately never built, but designed in 1964 in the first year of Ian’s own practice. Gerald Melling, in his book Joyful Architecture, observes the design is clearly of the Christchurch Style and is “careful, conservative, tentative……the Architect looking over his shoulder. An uncompromisingly direct rectilineal gable hanging over a rigidly organised plan.”

…continue reading Riverlaw Tce. Harland House. Ian Athfield.

Queens Rd. Rutherford House. Warren & Mahoney.

Dec 01, 2008

This week we travel to Ashburton to uncover a mint, original pixie house in an unusual colour scheme. It seems when there’s a good price on Peach paint you don’t stand around dilly-dallying, you get the brushes out.

…continue reading Queens Rd. Rutherford House. Warren & Mahoney.

6 Te Awakura Terrace. Architect Unknown.

Dec 01, 2008

Curvy, baby blue and tucked away under St Andrews Hill, this house must have been pretty wild in its day. The design straddles art deco and international modernism and the colour makes it look a bit like the zoo’s penguin enclosure.

…continue reading 6 Te Awakura Terrace. Architect Unknown.