John Scott: Architect

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This site celebrates the architecture of John Scott.

Scott's work is bold, original and distinctly New Zealand. While the Futuna Chapel is his best known and most highly regarded work, there are many other magnificent buildings he has designed. A few of them are featured here.

This website has been designed and created by Craig Martin, just for fun. All the photos of buildings have been taken over the last twenty years, on 35mm film, or more recently with digital cameras and my iPhone. Contributions and comments are welcome.


John Scott Works: David Straight

John Scott Works is a major new book and exhibition project on the work of the acclaimed architect John Scott. The project is a visual response to Scott’s work, capturing over more than twenty of his known and unknown buildings, it is in part a celebration of one of New Zealand’s most important architects and a timely and necessary acknowledgment not only of his work but also his place within a wider cultural context..

More here...

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John Scott Works: David Straight

John Scott Works is a personal visual response to the work of acclaimed New Zealand architect John Scott. Photographer David Straight explores the essence of Scott’s work – from intimate images of architectural details and moments, to ideas rooted in te ao Māori which are found in Scott's work. It is a celebration of one of New Zealand’s most important architects and a timely acknowledgment not only of his buildings but also his place within our wider cultural context.

Objectspace, 13 Rose Road Ponsonby, Ponsonby, Auckland Thursday 14 February to 24 March 2019 10:00am – 4:00pm.
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Tributes to John Scott 21 March

Join us for an evening of creative responses to the life and work of architect John Scott. Curated by poet and writer Gregory O'Brien, Tributes to John Scott will feature eight responses to the beloved late Māori architect. Join us for a selection of musical, poetic and written responses, fast paced and ranging in form, celebrating Scott’s lasting impact on architecture in Aotearoa.

Objectspace, 13 Rose Road Ponsonby, Ponsonby, Auckland Thursday 21 March 2019 6:00pm – 10:00pm. Free event. Bookings here
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Werry • Francis Houses John Scott

"This book provides a photo essay on two houses by New Zealand architect John Scott (1924-92); the Werry House and the Francis House, which sit side by side.

They are late works in good condition, but have slipped from memory and today are largely unknown.

Our intention was to focus on just a few things in these buildings; doors and windows, gutters and eaves and thresholds between interior and garden.

These simple facts of building are common to almost every house, so commonplace in fact as to barely register in discussion of architecture today. However in Scott's hands these facts became ideas, ideas which he returned to throughout his life."

Designed & produced by Mary Gaudin & Giles Reid More here...

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Warren Trust Awards for Architectural Writing: A Death in the Family - Craig Martin
September 2016: TV presenter slams DoC's Aniwaniwa demolition
August 2016: Visitor centre demolition a fait accompli
August 2016: Institute of Architects urges DoC to save Aniwaniwa Centre
May 2010: Our Lady of Lourdes, which celebrated its 50 year jubilee in April 2010, wins Enduring Architecture Award at the 2010 New Zealand Architecture Awards.
July 2009: All the windows at St Joseph the Worker, Turangi, have been replaced with clear glass. "I think he would be offended..." Photos here.
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