Āta haere, kia tere

Jade Kake and Jeremy Hansen

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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.

Look inside here.

‘Likely the most beautifully, sumptuously designed book of the year, a publishing masterpiece’ — Steve Braunias, Newsroom 

‘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



  • CATEGORY: Art, design and architecture, Biography and memoir, Te ao Māori
  • ISBN: 9781991016416
  • PUBLISHER: Massey University Press
  • IMPRINT: Massey University Press
  • PUBLISHED: 14/09/2023
  • PAGE EXTENT: 456
  • FORMAT: Hard cover
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Jade Kake (Ngāpuhi — Ngāti Hau me Te Parawhau, Te Whakatōhea, Te Arawa) is an architectural designer, writer and housing advocate.

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Jeremy Hansen is a well-known writer and podcaster about architecture and urbanism.