My favourite modernist building … Alington House

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I last went to the Alington house (Karori, 1962) 20 years ago as part of the Architectural Centre‚Äôs 50th Anniversary. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 29th 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 … 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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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 … 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 … 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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Sad day for Avalon

Sad news today as it is announced that TVNZ is to sell Avalon studios. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 5th April 2011
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