Posts Tagged ‘My favourite modernist building’

My favourite modernist building … Civic Administration Building

Friday, September 2nd, 2016

CAB today

“Ugly,” “monstrosity,” “sticking out like a sore toe,” “heavy and sombre,” “stark,” “awfully severe,” “Elwood’s erection” – (more…)

My favourite modernist building … Villa Savoye

Thursday, September 1st, 2016

Modern Memories by MM

United Planets Cruiser C57-D - Forbidden Planet

My earliest memory of modern architecture was watching a reel-to-reel movie in an old pre-fab at intermediate. (more…)

My favourite modernist building … Computer Centre (Stage One), University of Canterbury

Wednesday, August 31st, 2016

Completed Computer Centre view from University Drive - 1968

Stage One of the University’s Computer Centre (now known as Angus Tait, Hall & McKenzie, 1965-66) is a building that I have long enjoyed (more…)

My favourite modernist building … Symonds St Flats, Auckland

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016

I first discovered the elegant curve of the Symonds St Flats in the early 1980s (more…)

My favourite modernist building … Seddon Street Cooperative Shops, Naenae, 1946

Monday, August 29th, 2016

seddon street

Their faces responded to the projected image of ‘my favourite local building’ all too predictably: (more…)

My favourite modernist building … Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Ohakuri Hydro Power Station

The modernist building that stands out for me is the Ohakuri hydro power station (more…)

My favourite modernist building … Kiddle bach

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

Kiddle Bach, Waimarama, Hawkes Bay (John Scott, 1970s)

Entrance through to kitchen and bedroom wing_Ocean Mercier

In the early 1970s my grandparents bought a beachfront section in Waimarama (more…)