Kiwi architect rebuilds his quake-damaged house

Kiwi architect rebuilds his quake-damaged house

One of New Zealand's most influential architects is turning his hand to reproducing his 1966 quake-damaged Christchurch home, exactly as it was when it was first built.

Maurice Mahoney helped design the Christchurch Town Hall and Wellington's Sir Michael Fowler Centre amongst other buildings, but now he is back working with low ceilings, sliding doors and wood panelling – just like 50 years ago.

Mahoney redrew all 62 pages of his house design by hand, the rebuild detailed to the millimetre with no room for error.

The builders working on the prestigious job describe it as "a real honour".

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