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Gerald Melling

Tsunami Box

By Lectures

On Friday 26 March, the Architectural Centre and the Wellington branch of the NZIA is delighted to launch the latest book from Gerald Melling, Tsunami Box.


Tsunami box tells the story of an architectural journey into the heady tropics of emergency housing in Sri Lanka, following the Asian tsunami of 2004.

With tenacious commitment, an eye for detail, and a reckless sense of humour, architect and author Gerald Melling launches fundamental ideas about architecture onto the troubled waters of post-tsunami re-construction and hopes to see them float.

They sink, of course, but not without a trace – this book offers genuine insight into the nature of ‘good intentions’ and the anatomy of a useful architecture.
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