Photographs copyright Bruce Connew © 2003 / Jason Busch © 2005


 

01 typography in the landscape


Collidescape
Te Kei, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ
2016

Zion Hill Park
Auckland, NZ
2014 construction 2015/16

Light Weight ‘O’
O’Connell Street, Auckland, NZ
2012 — awaiting installation

Fifth Movement
Takapuna Beach House, NZ
2012

The Trestle Leg Series
Auckland Harbour Bridge, NZ
2012

A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ
2011/12

AEIOU
A typo/sound sculpture, Wellington, NZ
2009

Wellington Writers Walk
A series of 15 concrete text sculptures, Wellington, NZ
2002 and 2004

Ponatahi House
A house wrapped in literature, Wairarapa, NZ
2003

Distance Markers
A series of cast-iron, number discs, Wellington, NZ
2004

 


Ponatahi House
— a house wrapped in literature

2003


Commissioned by Architecture+, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Poem by Jenny Bornholdt


Ponatahi House is a large private residence in New Zealand. 120 glass panels form a skin around the upper level of exterior walls, windows and terraces. My proposal to the owners was ʻto wrap their house in literatureʼ. Etched into the glass, the poem is able to be read in sequence from the personal spaces inside. From outside, the work is more abstract, textural, louder.


Size — 27m x 10m x 3m, etched glass



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