Connecting a whole ecology of people, context, climate and environment, economics, family, culture and community, Patterson Associates Architects connects all elements to create places for living, working and playing. Images Simon Devitt
The architecture studio is based on a very simple idea; if a building can feel like it naturally ‘belongs’ or fits logically in a place, to an environment, a time and culture, then the people that inhabit the building will likely feel a sense of belonging there as well. This methodology connects theories of beauty, confidence, economy and comfort.
Pattersons have clients and projects as far afield as India, Singapore, Australia, Germany and China.
“We deliver bespoke and global standard buildings with no two being the same. The variety is made possible by an inventive spirit common to all. Contemporary forms, rooted in strong consideration for building usage, are underpinned by sound environmentally sustainable building principles, finished with an informed use of materials with elegant and robust detailing.
“Our team is united and motivated by architectural innovation, we bring our diverse expertise together to collaborate on work. A broad range of disciplines come together in our architectural work; including resource management strategies, model making and digital technologies, landscape architecture, sustainable design initiatives, urban planning and interior design. Each project comes from selecting individual talents to create the right ‘super team’ for particular projects.”
The practice has won many awards. Highlights include in 2011, Patterson Associates was named one of the world’s top 21 architecture firms in the World Architecture News (WAN) 21 of 21 Award. The awards highlight 21 architects who could be the leading lights of architecture in the 21st century: “outstanding, forward-thinking people and organisations who have the demonstrable potential to be the next big thing in the architectural world; architects whose directional ideas are helping to shape the future of architecture, whilst keeping within the boundaries of commercial viability and sustainability”.
And in 2017, they won the NZIA Gold Medal award, recognising contribution to the practice of architecture and a consistently high-quality body of work.
Last year, Thames & Hudson also published a book on Patterson’s houses: Patterson: Houses of Aotearoa. The book showcases 17 of Patterson’s recent houses, in some of the most dramatic locations in New Zealand, from stunning seascape retreats to hillside cabins. Each house reveals how Patterson’s architecture responds to the region’s breathtaking landscapes to tell the story of the country’s cultural history and to create a sense of place and belonging. This fully illustrated, large-format overview is interspersed with thematic sections that present Patterson’s key influences and the culture and lifestyles of New Zealand more broadly, particularly Maori language, history and mythology.
“He tangata, he tangata, he tangata,” Andrew Patterson, conceptual head of the practice says. “Design should transport New Zealanders into beautiful and exciting places in order to reveal how important our built environment is going to be to this land.”
To contact Patterson Associates Architects, phone 09 303 4004 or head to the website: http://pattersons.com
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