RIP: Avis Higgs (1918-2016)

One of our former members died last Friday just after her 98th birthday.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 21st October 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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So why is modernism so important?

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So why modernism is important? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 24th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Bowen State Building

For most Wellingtonians, the Modernist Bowen State building is perhaps best known for the Ministry of Food Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 15th August 2016
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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
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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
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