Demolition by ignorance?

http://www.3now.co.nz/shows/the-nation/63222

On Saturday morning (10 September 2016) on The Nation, the Social Housing Minister, Paula Bennett, claimed that she was doing everything “humanly possible” Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 27th September 2016
Under: HOUSING | No Comments »

Affordable (cost-effective sustainable) housing

Unaffordable dwellings do not have the following characteristics: Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 9th September 2016
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History Repeats: The Tale of the Hunter Building

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The current story of the Gordon Wilson Flats is perhaps not too different from that of the Hunter Building in the 1970s and 80s, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 27th August 2016
Under: Architectural History, Heritage, Heritage Buildings, HISTORY | 1 Comment »

Boundary issues

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I was watching crits at VUW last week, and the issue of fences arose in a discussion about one masters’ student’s proposed alternative to stadium design. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 1st November 2015
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment | 1 Comment »

So what are NZTA’s option now?

The recent High Court decision (NZTA v Architectural Centre Inc & Ors) appears to have put an end to the flyover in the short term … but what are NZTA’s options now for the Basin Reserve?

1. Seek leave to the Supreme Court to appeal the High Court decision

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Following the High Court decision (21 August 2015), NZTA have the right to seek leave to appeal to the Supreme Court. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 31st August 2015
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Transport | 4 Comments »

Response to WCC evaluation

The WCC has issued a report which evaluates Alternatives to the NZTA’s proposal for a flyover at the Basin.
Download a PDF to read our response to the WCC report.
Arch-Centre_Response to WCC report

Posted on 19th March 2013
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Basin voting

 

Well, the Council have voted on the city’s official position with respect to central government’s proposed traffic improvements near the Basin Reserve.

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Posted on 7th October 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment, News, RANTING, Transport, urban design | 11 Comments »