Aspirational Apprehension

Aucklander Andrew Patterson features in the new Phaidon showcase of the world’s 100 most exceptional emerging architects selected by 10 leading figures in architecture. “We’re a beautiful natural part of the planet and our buildings should reflect that. We belong here and our buildings should look as if they naturally belong and we contribute to the planet rather than feel guilty about wrecking the place.” New Zealander Davina Jackson, now of Sydney, was one of the selectors. New Zealand, she writes, “is a magnet for wealthy, but apprehensive, American businessmen who escape – at least part-time – their homeland by building ideal residences on the remote and achingly beautiful coastlines of these narrow, sub-Antarctic islands.”

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