Monday, June 1, 2009

Maori Design in Architecture

Rotorua. May 2009. Ajr
A few weeks back I posted a small piece about the use of traditional Maori design elements in contemporary western architecture – namely on the exterior of the grand Tudor building that now serves as the centre for Rotorua Tourism. It is not surprising that in a city that has always had a strong Maori presence, many buildings have been beautifully embellished with traditional Maori design elements. This is another example – on the exterior of the Rotorua Citizens’ Club – a sturdy Art Deco-style building in the centre of town. And on the subject of Maori architecture, look out for tomorrow’s post about Dr Deidre Brown’s beautiful new book, “Maori Architecture.”

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