Archive for September, 2016

My favourite modernist building … Alington House

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I last went to the Alington house (Karori, 1962) 20 years ago as part of the Architectural Centre’s 50th Anniversary. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 29th September 2016
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Demolition by ignorance?

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On Saturday morning (10 September 2016) on The Nation, the Social Housing Minister, Paula Bennett, claimed that she was doing everything “humanly possible” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 27th September 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Gordon Drake’s houses

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When did “modernist” work start and finish?  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 20th September 2016
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My favourite modernist building … the Rotherham House

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My favourite modernist building (albeit one I haven’t visited) is the Rotherham House Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 18th September 2016
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Architecture Week Event: Thursday 22 September

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NEW DREAMLAND: A panel discussion Mark Southcombe (VUW) and Ian Shearer, chaired by Christine McCarthy (President, Architectural Centre)
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Posted on 18th September 2016
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Cars have never made good houses

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Ten years ago there were no beggars on the streets of Wellington.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 18th September 2016
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Rapid Light Rail in Wellington

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Britomart in Auckland changed everything, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 14th September 2016
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