Situated in the leafy suburb this brief asked for a life of the garden, family, and food. The homes plan centres around the utility of two big rooms, a big farmhouse kitchen and a working garden room all surrounded by greenery to give the senses a sophisticated feel of a rambling country house.

Inspired by the symmetry and severity of the late 1960s Italian modernist buildings, the building’s steel frame structure sets up a pattern in which windows alternate with panels of glass-reinforced concrete. Country House in the City is an industrial home which echoes classical qualities.

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Patterson Associates Limited is one of New Zealand’s leading architecture practices, founded in 1988 by NZIA Gold Medallist architect Andrew Patterson. In 2004 Davor Popadich and Andrew Mitchell joined the firm as directors, helping shape Patterson Associates into a multi award-winning studio with an international reputation.

Our practice is recognised for our wide range of innovative work in architecture, urban design, and sustainable design. Our expertise is broad, and includes master planning, urban infrastructure design, commercial, mixed-use, civic, multi residential, and single residential homes.

We believe in creating architecture that explores the relationship between people and landscape in order to create a sense of personal belonging. Our approach to each building is a unique collaboration between our clients, their site, and us.