Thursday, August 28, 2014

A Flight of Dreams

At the back of the flying mini-bus

The Earth, as so beautifully reflected in the Moon...

 A township in the darkness far below

A baseball pitch in Richmond, Nelson. The light of an aluminium bat twinkles under the halogen flood-lights and crisp evening star-light

If we had landed precisely where we began I would have been happy. On a pilgrimage to the skies, I had not prayed, but dreamed.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

31 Glenbervie Terrace

Set in a large rambling house, you enter by climbing through a bay window and down a narrow set of stairs, into a hall with an open fire and unravelling wallpaper. Otherwise known as 'The Moorings,' it was built in 1904 but is noted for the addition of the hall in the 1920s. Tonight memories were recounted of the place; "an example of what can happen when a flyover is not built," and stories told of significant Wellington / New Zealand architects by the fireside, with questionable flue...

Thursday, August 21, 2014

A Newtown Wilderness

I am totally intrigued as to what is in this dense forest...

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Which may then be contrasted with this urban forest in Kyoto...

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014

An Ecological Architecture

Inspiration from the Auckland Council, as I was researching strategies to design an ecological architecture. When I saw it, I just knew... this was it. You can read the full document here.