Archive for August, 2016

My favourite modernist building … Computer Centre (Stage One), University of Canterbury

Completed Computer Centre view from University Drive - 1968

Stage One of the University’s Computer Centre (now known as Angus Tait, Hall & McKenzie, 1965-66) is a building that I have long enjoyed Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 31st August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Symonds St Flats, Auckland

I first discovered the elegant curve of the Symonds St Flats in the early 1980s Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 30th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Seddon Street Cooperative Shops, Naenae, 1946

seddon street

Their faces responded to the projected image of ‘my favourite local building’ all too predictably: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 29th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

The modernist building that stands out for me is the Ohakuri hydro power station Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 28th August 2016
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History Repeats: The Tale of the Hunter Building

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The current story of the Gordon Wilson Flats is perhaps not too different from that of the Hunter Building in the 1970s and 80s, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 27th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Kiddle bach

Kiddle Bach, Waimarama, Hawkes Bay (John Scott, 1970s)

Entrance through to kitchen and bedroom wing_Ocean Mercier

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Posted on 27th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … The National Theatre

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Posted on 26th August 2016
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