Planners’ Screw-ups

Ever wondered why the terminal is on the wrong side of the runway? Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 17th November 2016
Under: HOUSING, RANTING, Transport | 1 Comment »

My favourite modernist building … Old Wool House

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In the late 1950s I had cause to visit Bernard Johns & Whitwell’s office one night, Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 16th October 2016
Under: Architectural History, Heritage, Heritage Buildings | No Comments »

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
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My favourite modernist building … state houses

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The state houses of the First Labour Government (1935-1949) are justly famous Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 7th 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
Under: Architectural History, Heritage, Heritage Buildings, HISTORY | 1 Comment »

Time for NZ’s Memorial Park Precinct to officially be heritage?

Is this Armistice anniversary the time to ask “Should Pukeahu be formally declared a heritage area?”

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The opening of Pukeahu during ANZAC celebrations this year was an acknowledgement of the past but also of the ability of heritage to contribute to the future.  Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 10th November 2015
Under: Architectural History, Heritage, Heritage Buildings, HISTORY | 3 Comments »

C21st hitching posts

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In the last week or so, shiny, colourful and new street accessories have been appearing on the streets of Wellington. Read the rest of this entry »

Posted on 12th July 2015
Under: Transport, Uncategorized | 1 Comment »