The power of architecture to express te ao Māori and transform
Rewi: Āta haere, kia tere is a tribute to the late architect Rewi Thompson (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Raukawa), a visionary thinker who believed that great architecture is crafted through careful consideration of people and place. This book brings together a breathtaking range of his projects, from conceptual dreamscapes to one-of-a-kind homes.
It is written by one of the rising stars of architecture and a well-known commentator on urban issues, and includes interviews with those who worked with him.
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‘Visually stunning’ — Michelle Rahurahu, RNZ
‘A fascinating portrait of a creative designer who was deeply sensitive to the human experience’ — Tom Kundig, FAIA, RIBA, principal/owner and founder, Olson Kundig
‘This important study . . . punctures conventional ideas of Indigenous design to reveal a complex, multifaceted thinker, deeply engaged in both expressive and pragmatic architecture’ — Cathleen McGuigan, former editor, Architectural Record
‘This book is as generous and poetic as Rewi was. An exclamation mark to the life of a man missed and remembered with aroha’ — Elisapeta Heta, principal and Māori design leader, Jasmax
‘An inspiring book about an important architect with a story that is told in an imaginative way’ — Deidre Brown, Architecture NZ