My favourite modernist building … Civic Administration Building

CAB today

“Ugly,” “monstrosity,” “sticking out like a sore toe,” “heavy and sombre,” “stark,” “awfully severe,” “Elwood’s erection” – Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 2nd 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 … Computer Centre (Stage One), University of Canterbury

Completed Computer Centre view from University Drive - 1968

Stage One of the University’s Computer Centre (now known as Angus Tait, Hall & McKenzie, 1965-66) is a building that I have long enjoyed Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 31st August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Symonds St Flats, Auckland

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Posted on 30th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Seddon Street Cooperative Shops, Naenae, 1946

seddon street

Their faces responded to the projected image of ‘my favourite local building’ all too predictably: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 29th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

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Posted on 28th August 2016
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My favourite modernist building … Kiddle bach

Kiddle Bach, Waimarama, Hawkes Bay (John Scott, 1970s)

Entrance through to kitchen and bedroom wing_Ocean Mercier

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Posted on 27th August 2016
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