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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Wellington Mayoral Candidates Respond

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ARCHITECTURAL CENTRE: 2016 questions for Wellington mayoral candidates. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 13th September 2016
Under: Heritage, Heritage Buildings, HOUSING, Transport, urban design | 3 Comments »

My favourite modernist building … state houses

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The state houses of the First Labour Government (1935-1949) are justly famous Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 7th September 2016
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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 … Villa Savoye

Modern Memories by MM

United Planets Cruiser C57-D - Forbidden Planet

My earliest memory of modern architecture was watching a reel-to-reel movie in an old pre-fab at intermediate. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 1st September 2016
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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
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My favourite modernist building … Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

The modernist building that stands out for me is the Ohakuri hydro power station Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 28th August 2016
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