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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 original modernist proposal in favour, and subsequent realisation of the very postmodernist Venturi/Scott-Brown building). Read More

Charles Renfro lecture – wednesday 14th april

By Lecture, News


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 New York’s High Line, the redesign of the Lincoln Centre, and the Boston Institute of Contemporary Art. His New Zealand visit will include lectures in Auckland and Wellington.

Site Visit BNZ

By AC EVENTS, Site visits

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 Read More