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  • The Carbuncle Cup

    In all of the current hoohaa surrounding Prince Charles’s latest intervention in the UK architectural scene, we can at least acknowledge his contribution to the field with his (in)famous descriptor “monstrous carbuncle”, with which he originally described the proposed Sainsbury Wing extension to London’s National Gallery (Prince Charles’s opposition led to the dropping of the…

  • Video of the Week XL: Top 10 things you’ll never hear an architect say

    From the “How to architect” series. The guy seems a little weird (well, quite a lot actually), but I thought this might be a nice bit of Friday afternoon edification… …not to be taken too seriously of course…

  • Charles Renfro lecture – wednesday 14th april

      6pm, Wednesday 14 April Adam Auditorium, City Gallery   HOME New Zealand and First Windows & Doors present New York architect Charles Renfro on his first visit to New Zealand. Charles Renfro, of the New York architecture firm Diller, Scofidio + Renfro, is behind some of the world’s most talked-about projects of the moment, including…

  • Site Visit BNZ

    The new BNZ building is open, and the owners have graciously allowed interested Architects and others to have a look at the fitout and the atriums inside this latest building on the Wellington waterfront. outside and inside

  • Heading out east?

    In conjunction with plans for the indoor sports stadium on Cobham Drive (not that this is mentioned in any of the council documents) Kilbirnie town is to become a bit more of a town.