Wednesday, May 11, 2016

‘Wong House’ by Claude Megson, 1968


Architect Claude Megson would have been incensed to feature so far down Home & Buiding magazines presentation of the “50 best New Zealand house designed [last] century.” (Particularly as David Mitchell’s Gibb House, a commission Claude coveted – and about which he would tell many stories -- features at number 2!)

Considered a New Romantic rather than a modernist, the house chosen by the magazine to represent Claude is his gold-medal winning Wong House, of which a small taste can be seen here.


The Auckland Architecture Archive’s handy Megson Guide has (very) slightly more:



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