My favourite modernist building … Toronto City Hall (TCH)

As I have not had much of a chance to spend time with many of my favourite Modernist projects of all time … Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 22nd August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Massey House

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If you look up as you march down the west side of Lambton Quay, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 18th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Freyberg Pool

My love affair with modern architecture began when I was still quite young, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 13th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Gordon Wilson Flats

Exterior view, state flats, The Terrace, Wellington

There are precious few examples of authentic modernist buildings in the Wellington region. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 11th August 2016
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Edible Architecture

While Laugier’s Primitive Hut is frequently looked at as the dominant myth of architect’s beginnings, millions of children around the world are told of more appealing origins for building.

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Posted on 21st May 2010
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On Fish, bridges, Boris, Jonathan, and pack-donkeys

Maximus may have been all fish-out-of-water proposing an inhabited viaduct over Wellington’s the Basin Reserve over at Eye of the Fish, but it seems that somebody is reading that blog over in our good old Mother Country… Boris Johnson, Lord Mayor of London no less… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 6th May 2009
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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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