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New Zealand Architecture

This topic contains 10 replies, has 6 voices, and was last updated by  sw101 9 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #706650

    ro_G
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    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’

    #737625

    Andrew Duffy
    Participant

    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.

    #737626

    ro_G
    Participant

    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.

    #737627

    Paul Clerkin
    Keymaster

    Some good work on display here

    http://www.architecturenz.net

    #737628

    MatB
    Participant

    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.

    #737629

    phil
    Participant

    This place is meant to be very interesting:

    http://www.artdeconapier.com/gallery.htm

    #737630

    Paul Clerkin
    Keymaster

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

    http://nz.archiseek.com

    #737631

    sw101
    Participant

    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.

    #737632

    sw101
    Participant

    are those christchurch photos mine, paul? can’t recall whether i sent them to you or not.

    #737633

    Paul Clerkin
    Keymaster

    yep… and very much appreciated

    #737634

    sw101
    Participant

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

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