studio catherine griffiths


photographs / Bruce Connew © 2003 / Jason Busch © 2005


01 typography in the landscape

Te Kei, Ara Institute of Canterbury, Christchurch, NZ

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

The Trestle Leg Series
Auckland Harbour Bridge, NZ

A Hillside Intervention Athfield Architects, Wellington, NZ

A typo/sound sculpture, Wellington, NZ

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

Ponatahi House
A house wrapped in literature, Wairarapa, NZ

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

Ponatahi House — a house wrapped in literature


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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