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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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Building Industry response to Earthquake / Tsunami

By News

Wellington’s Architectural Centre are initiating a combined New Zealand Building Industry response to last week’s devastating tsunami that affected Samoa and Tonga. We will be seeking NZ based, pan-building industry help at both personal and company levels. This is in line with the work done in assisting those affected by the Sri Lankan Tsunami a few years back.

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