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New Zealand Institute of Architects Gold Medal winner Andrew Patterson's standout structures (video)

Over the course of three decades, architect Andrew Patterson has forged a reputation as a confident designer of striking buildings with great presence. His practice’s portfolio chock-full of distinctive projects, Patterson buildings don't just stand out - they're also very different from each other. A new video celebrates his work as the New Zealand Institute of Architects 2017 Gold Medal winner.

Top image: Mai Mai House (2008)

Well into the middle part of his career, Patterson keeps growing, and his buildings keep surprising. Lately in post-earthquake Canterbury, he has worked on the Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre (2013) and dwellings (2013-2016) at Annandale on the Banks Peninsula.

Knight Klisser House (1989)

Len Lye Centre (2015)

Axis Building (1993)

The New Zealand Institute of Architects has also recently released a coffee table book celebrating Patterson's Gold Medal achievement. The book features contributions by a number of respected commentators and architects, including David Mitchell, Rhana Devenport, Jack McKinney, Andrew Barrie, Lynda Simmons and Pip Cheshire, as well as insights into key works and a long interview by John Walsh, who has written numerous books about architecture in New Zealand. 

Parihoa (2009)

Check out the video about Patterson and his work below.


Andrew Patterson, 2017 Gold Medal Film from NZInstituteofArchitects on Vimeo.

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