ICI House: 61 Molesworth Street

Stephenson and Turner‘s elegant Imperial Chemical Industries (I.C.I.) House now stands in doubt, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 17th November 2016
Under: Architectural History, Heritage Buildings | 1 Comment »

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 »

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 »

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 »

The common ‘sense of place’.

Common sense is the knack of seeing things as they are, and doing things as they ought to be done Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 4th July 2011
Under: Basin Reserve issues, Comment, RANTING, Transport, urban design | 4 Comments »

Wellington 2040: A smart green city – a “freakin fantastic” idea

Image by Phillip Capper

This post is really just a heads-up for those of you who don’t keep up with the Dom-Post (and let’s be honest, they don’t really offer much reason to do so), but here is an article (via stuff.co.nz) that should have some interest for our members:

Wellington 2040: A smart green city

Although I recommend you read the article for yourself, the basic gist is that WCC have prepared a Central City Strategy that recognises the central city’s role as the heart of Wellington, and seeks to devise a central city framework that recognises and further develops that role. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 16th June 2011
Under: News, urban design | 7 Comments »