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    "The site had been found for him by Wellington photographer Spencer Digby, who had apprenticed him. Sculptor Guy Ngan introduced Brake to Auckland architect Ron Sang, who proceeded to design the house by correspondence with Brake over six months, with eighteen revisions.

    "The result was a brilliant combination of spaces and places of exquisite quality and beauty, designed for the Waitakere bush, but including a distant outlook to the city. The house is in two distinct parts, sleeping and entertaining, linked by a glass bridge. Most of it is only one room wide."

     "Protruding from the main linear form are a deck, supported on a single post, and a glass-walled tatami room, reflecting Brake’s love of Asia."

 

Allan Wild, former Head of the School of Architecture at the  University of Auckland in ‘Long Live the Modern’ 

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