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New Zealand Architecture

Postby ro_G » Thu Nov 27, 2003 11:22 pm

Good lord. http://www.brimer.co.nz/arch.html

Is it a case in point that countries with nice scenery have shite architecture. Or is it that narrow island counties have an aversion to buit environments, what with being naturally bounded by the sea, with some mountainy bits in the middle to give people their height 'fix'
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Postby Andrew Duffy » Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:04 am

Not too pretty, but a bit more impressive than those houses:

http://www.skyscraperpicture.com/auckland02.jpg

I think you're being a bit harsh. The USA is full of crap like that, and full of outstanding architecture as well.
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Postby ro_G » Fri Nov 28, 2003 11:24 am

Maybe so. Auckland is pretty, and has some lovely downtown grean areas too, and looks like a city full of it's own charachter. Wellington is awful mind, is really just a medium sized colonial outpost.
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Re: New Zealand Architecture

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Nov 26, 2004 1:22 am

Some good work on display here

http://www.architecturenz.net
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Re: New Zealand Architecture

Postby MatB » Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:32 am

What you've got here is a single photographer showing his own work which he thinks says something about him. I would suggest that critiquing the Architecture of New Zealand based on such evidence is somewhat stupid.
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Re: New Zealand Architecture

Postby phil » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:14 am

This place is meant to be very interesting:

http://www.artdeconapier.com/gallery.htm
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Re: New Zealand Architecture

Postby Paul Clerkin » Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:15 pm

Got a few shots of Napier for the site courtesy of a wandering pal....

http://nz.archiseek.com
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Re: New Zealand Architecture

Postby sw101 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:15 am

i liked a couple of bits there. welligton has te papa, christchurch has te puna. (see paul's link above)

the south island has a sense of being wild, with frontier towns and a sort of primitive nature to the buildings. queenstown would be an example.

makarora up in the mountains has some fantastic a frame huts, kinda like a house by duncan stuart down in ballyferriter. i'll dig out some photos if i can.
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Re: New Zealand Architecture

Postby sw101 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:18 am

are those christchurch photos mine, paul? can't recall whether i sent them to you or not.
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Re: New Zealand Architecture

Postby Paul Clerkin » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:39 am

yep... and very much appreciated
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Re: New Zealand Architecture

Postby sw101 » Fri Jul 22, 2005 12:43 am

ah right. thought they looked familiar. still planning a trip to libeskind's pavilion. one of these sunny days.
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