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
Under: Architectural History, Heritage, Heritage Buildings, HISTORY | No Comments »

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
Under: Architectural History, Comment, Heritage, Heritage Buildings, HISTORY | 1 Comment »

Using school to give kids driving licences is a good idea – Really?

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On Saturday morning (7 November 2015) on The Nation, Grant Roberton (MP for Wellington Central and Opposition Finance Spokesperson), announced “we’re seriously looking at the idea that the curriculum needs to include driver licensing.” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 13th November 2015
Under: Transport | 1 Comment »

Home Sweet Home

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Mid September (18-22 September 2014 to be exact) saw four small gabled forms inhabiting the uncompromisingly urban space of Trafalgar Square in London. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 18th October 2014
Under: EVENTS OTHER, Exhibition, urban design | No Comments »

Traffic Congestion, Part 2: To build or not to build…

Apparently that isn’t the question – according to our NZTA experts, yet I can’t help but wonder why the latter option (not to build), hasn’t been a part of NZTA investigations. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 6th July 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment, RANTING, Transport | 8 Comments »

The Elephant in the Room

Phil Jones‘ talk on last Wednesday (9 Sept 09) presented the idea of shared spaces (also known as naked streets) in the context of the council’s proposal to convert lower Cuba St into a shared space.

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Posted on 12th September 2009
Under: Comment, RANTING, urban design | 10 Comments »

Barbie Architecture: yep it’s pink

A casual comment about architect costumes at the last Arch Centre committee meeting made me wonder what the most fashionable fashion victim of all time: Barbie – might be able to offer to the subject of architects and architecture. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 18th June 2009
Under: Comment | 9 Comments »