Can ugly buildings be heritage?

This question responds to the idea that ugliness Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 3rd September 2016
Under: Architectural History, Heritage, Heritage Buildings, HISTORY | 1 Comment »

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
Under: Architectural History, Heritage, Heritage Buildings, HISTORY | 4 Comments »

70th Anniversary Awards

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The Architectural Centre’s 70th anniversary is next week on Saturday 23rd July.  In order to acknowledge this milestone, we have instituted 17 special 70th anniversary awards.  The awards categories and current nominations are: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 15th July 2016
Under: AC EVENTS | No Comments »

Gordon Wilson Memorial Flats | 320 The Terrace

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The Gordon Wilson Flats on The Terrace are under threat, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 18th December 2015
Under: AC History, Architectural History, Heritage, Heritage Buildings | 9 Comments »

70 next year | how do we compare?

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Yes, so we’re 70 next year, and the committee is working away at thinking about what this means and how we should celebrate. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 5th November 2015
Under: AC History, Architectural History | 2 Comments »

1946 was an eventful year

Of course everyone knows that the Arch Centre was born – no doubt on a dark and windy Wellington evening – on Tuesday the 23rd of July 1946 in the Baronia Lounge. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 28th April 2009
Under: AC History, HISTORY, RANTING | 3 Comments »