Vernon Brown was among a number of avant-garde architects who sought to develop a New Zealand version of the modernist style. This is his Hooper house in the Auckland suburb of Howick. Built in 1954, its simple forms and planning were modernist in design, but its creosoted weatherboards and gentle gable referenced New Zealand building traditions.
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Architecture Archive, The University of Auckland
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