Karori Teachers College: VUW public meeting

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Tomorrow night (Monday 6 March) is another public meeting about the fate of the VUW Karori Campus.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 5th March 2017
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Can ugly buildings be heritage?

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

Posted on 3rd September 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Computer Centre (Stage One), University of Canterbury

Completed Computer Centre view from University Drive - 1968

Stage One of the University‚Äôs 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 … Puaka-James Hight and Matariki

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In a culture that favours surface over substance, and visual sensation over bodily sensation, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 23rd August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Centre Point

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Most visitors to London will have come across Centre Point in their travels Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 14th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … the Cricketers’ Arms Tavern

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Cricketer’s Arms Tavern, cnr Tory & Vivian Streets (1962-68/1968-70) Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 10th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … The Barbican

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Naming a favourite building is always a tricky question to answer, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 6th August 2016
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