AAA Site Visits

July 24, 2013

Brake House Tour | Review

The Brake house tour was a complete success. Visitors were taken by bus from Auckland Domain to experience a rare treat – special thanks to the owner, Alan, who graciously supported the AAA and 60 members exploring his home.

The tour opened with a discussion between architect Ron Sang, and Bill Mckay from the School of Architecture at Auckland University.

Following the talk, visitors spent an hour to explore and experience the house. Photos serve us well but there is no better way to understand architecture than being there in person. The tatami room and deck, which each appear supported above the surrounding bush by a single central post, hold a strong role in the composition of the house. They invite one to sprawl out over the tatami mats, or to recline on the decks seating to take in the trees of Titirangi and views of the city, harbour and islands beyond.

Visitors were provided with a brochure to remember the house by with photos courtesy of Simon Devitt, text courtesy of Long Live the Modern, and architectural floor plans and cross sections supplied by Bill Mckay.

If you missed this tour, be sure to become a member of the AAA to get the first notification of upcoming events.  This tour sold out within 24hrs.


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