Recontextualising Polynesian Architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand

  • Albert L. Refiti


This chapter recontextualises work written by the author on projects constructed between 1940 and 2000 (see Refiti in Pacific Art Niu Sila: The Pacific dimension of contemporary New Zealand art. Te Papa Press, Wellington, pp. 208–225, 2002). The essay titled Polynesian architecture in Aotearoa New Zealand outlined the emergence of cross-cultural architectural types that were transported from the Pacific to Aotearoa New Zealand. During this period, the term ‘Indigenous architecture’ was rarely used in architectural histories.


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  1. 1.Auckland University of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand

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