My favourite modernist building … BNZ, Victoria St, Hamilton

9th February 2017

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In February 1996 I arrived in Hamilton to take up a lecturing position at the University of Waikato. At pretty much the same time the Bank of New Zealand (Leigh, de Lisle & Fraser, 1965) in Victoria Street was demolished (1996). More »

ICI House: 61 Molesworth Street

17th November 2016

Stephenson and Turner‘s elegant Imperial Chemical Industries (I.C.I.) House now stands in doubt, More »

Planners’ Screw-ups

17th November 2016

Ever wondered why the terminal is on the wrong side of the runway? More »

RIP: Avis Higgs (1918-2016)

21st October 2016

One of our former members died last Friday just after her 98th birthday.  More »

My favourite modernist building … INDEX

20th October 2016

Here’s an index to the various entries of “My favourite modernist building …” and related posts More »

My favourite modernist building … Rietveld-Schroder House

20th October 2016


This small 190m2 two level house (Utercht, 1924) located at the end of a row housing scheme in Utrecht is widely regarded as a masterpiece of early modernist architecture. More »

My favourite modernist building … Old Wool House

16th October 2016


In the late 1950s I had cause to visit Bernard Johns & Whitwell’s office one night, More »