/ 2020

AS FOUND


AS FOUND is a study into the form, shape and character of brutalist buildings within my local environment of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland. Brutalism was a mid-century architectural movement that first emerged in post-war Britain, dominating new forms of architecture domestically and internationally. Characterised by a functional and utilitarian approach to form and style, brutalist buildings are deliberate in showcasing their structural elements, and explicit use of bare materials such as concrete.

With the movement imported to Aotearoa in the latter half of the century, many notable buildings remain still standing and used within our cities. Fascinated by these sites, I aim to explore the concept of translating the forms and structures of these buildings into graphic patterns and motifs. Taking inspiration from three local buildings in Tāmaki Makaurau, and embodying the attitudes of brutalism, a visual language is tested and developed across the project.

Kātoitoi 2020 Archive Selection