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The Elegant Shed - The Extroverts

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.

in  New Zealand   Wellington   Wellington City   Last verified 11 years ago.
 

Hometown Boomtown

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.

in  New Zealand   Wellington   Wellington   Last verified 3 years ago.
 

Auckland

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.


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in  New Zealand   Auckland   Auckland   Last verified 13 years ago.
 

New Plymouth streets

Some photos of the local architecture I took in November 2007, while at the local NZIA awards .


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in  New Zealand   Taranaki   New Plymouth   Last verified 12 years ago.
 
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