An Wellington-focused episode from the important 1984 documentary series on New Zealand architecture, hosted by David Mitchell. Included are interviews with Wellington architects Ian Athfield and Roger Walker. Includes footage of John Scott’s Futuna Chapel and Ernst Plischke’s Massey House.
This TV documentary from 1983 guides us through the rapid changes in Wellington in the 1970s to earthquake proof the city, and build a motorway through it. Aside from the cheesy music, it’s pretty darn interesting for anyone with an association with the city.
New Zealand’s largest city, Auckland nestles between tens of dormant volcanoes and is home to the world’s biggest polynesian population. The weather is temperate, public transport is a joke, and the houses are wooden.
Some photos of the local architecture I took in November 2007, while at the local NZIA awards .