Open homes: New Zealand domestic architecture

Detail from Cottage on One Tree Hill for Sir John Logan Campbell [Huia Lodge] by C. Arnold (1903). Arnold Abbott Collection (AA7) Architecture Archive, University of Auckland Libraries and Learning Services.

The domestic – “home” – the public and private spaces we use for sleeping, bathing, eating, socialising and relaxing are the focus in the architectural drawings currently on display at the Architecture and Planning Library. The display of drawings from the Architecture Archive coincides with “The Domestic” theme of Design 3 courses undertaken by second year Architecture students this semester.

The dwellings depicted in plans, elevations, sections, details, and perspectives range from small Auckland inner city flats through to large, stately homes complete with servants’ quarters in rural Hawke’s Bay. Drawings date from the late 1800s through to 2000 and include works by New Zealand architects MK Draffin, WA Holman, JJ Hackshaw, Nigel Cook, Mike Austin and Simon Twose.

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To view the original drawings held in the Architecture Archive please contact Sarah Cox, Architecture Archivist, to arrange an appointment.

The display runs until early June.

Sarah Cox, Architecture Archivist, Architecture and Planning Library