Posts Tagged ‘Japan’

Cycle city-ing?

Saturday, July 11th, 2015

The WCC’s recent embellishing of our streets converting signposts into cycling hitching posts has prompted me to wonder what a city might be like if it was truely cycling-centric.

bike wall


New Visions needed

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Now more than ever is the time to be thinking of fresh ideas. With Christchurch EQ version 1.0 and version 2.0 being totally eclipsed by events in Japan (Tsunami 9.0), it’s clear that some fresh thinking is due in the battle for sustainable buildings. Gerry Brownlee put his best foot forward (or, in his mouth) when he called for action on Old Dungas, and advocated “knocking all the old buildings down”.


Yamamoto architecture

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

Victoria University School of Architecture & Design extends an invitation to hear award winning Japanese architect Riken Yamamoto speak on a selection of his work for one day only: Saturday 4 July, LT1, 1.30-2.30, $10 – cheap at twice the price!! (more…)

The Flickr Travelogues – architectural eye-candy from Osaka

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Welcome to Ando-ville – I’m sure there must be worse places in the world to live if volumetricĀ formalismĀ and concrete minimalism is your thing… There are, of course, other architectural firms at work in Osaka, but an Ando building just makes such a fine photograph.

A series of images selected from a Ā Flickr keyword search: architecture/Osaka

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