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Athfield Architects

Over many years, Ian Athfield and his team at Athfield Architects have reshaped New Zealand architecture: from the Buck House at Te Mata Estate, Hawke's Bay, to Wellington's Civic Square, from Jade Stadium to Athfield's own sprawling settlement on the Khandallah hills. Reflecting on half a century of work, Julia Gatley's landmark new book, Athfield Architects, introduces a major body of architecture that will lead readers through modernism, postmodernism and beyond. Its four-part structure traces Athfield's houses; its important break into commercial work; and finally, its impact in the public, urban and institutional realms. Athfield Architects combines newly commissioned photography, evocative original architectural drawings and a rich text informed by extensive archival research and interviews with key figures in the firm. Taking us from the slums of Manila to the streets of post-quake Christchurch, this major book shows how Aotearoa/New Zealand's leading contemporary architect is transforming the way we all might live
Print Book, English, 2012
Auckland University Press, Auckland, N.Z., 2012
ix, 309 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color) ; 27 x 30 cm
9781869405915, 1869405919
Preface: Encounters with Athfield
Formative years: Christchurch and beyond
From student projects to the Athfield house
Happenings: Early Athfield Architects
From Imrie to Eureka
Boom: Corporates, developers and risks
From Crown House to Landmark Tower
Public works: Architecture and the city
From Civic Square to rebuilding Christchurch
Past and present staff