The pou is the central column within a wharenui or meeting house, seen as the heart of the building around which everything unfolds. Architect John Scott’s use of pou in his modernist designs helped bring two architectural worlds together.
Watch The Spinoff’s article about John Scott’s work here. The Single Object is produced by the Spinoff in association with Objectspace. Made with the support of NZ On Air. Interviews with John’s son Jacob and daughter Ema Scott, and granddaughter architect Hana Scott, as well as Prof Deidre Brown.