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 … Rietveld-Schroder House

20th October 2016

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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

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

My favourite modernist building … Alington House

29th September 2016

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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. More »

Demolition by ignorance?

27th September 2016

http://www.3now.co.nz/shows/the-nation/63222

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

My favourite modernist building … Gordon Drake’s houses

20th September 2016

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When did “modernist” work start and finish?  More »

My favourite modernist building … the Rotherham House

18th September 2016

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My favourite modernist building (albeit one I haven’t visited) is the Rotherham House More »