Page 1 – State housing in New Zealand
How and why, for more than a century, the state has provided rental homes for the tens of thousands of New Zealanders unable to afford a home of their own.
Page 7 – State house style
The design of state houses has been fodder for armchair and professional critics since the beginning. Detractors slagged the first workers' dwellings for being 'too swell' and
Page 1 – History of Parliament Buildings
Parliament buildings have been modified, destroyed by fire, half-built and restored; the parliamentary places and spaces have formed an important part of New Zealand's history
Page 2 – First Parliament buildings
Auckland was a bustling place in 1854 when Parliament met there for the first time. The buildings were located in paddocks on what was then the edge of town, Constitution Hill
Page 3 – The halfway house
In 1911, a competition was held for designs for a new building to house Parliament. From the 33 proposals, John Campbell's was selected and building began, although it did not
Page 4 – Current buildings
Parliament Buildings are made up of the Edwardian neo-classical Parliament House and the Beehive – its name inspired by a brand of matches.
Page 5 – Doing up the House
In 1992 the biggest heritage building conservation project in New Zealand was undertaken with the strengthening and refurbishing of Parliament House and the Parliamentary
Page 7 – Library
For people passing Parliament's grounds, the library building is a picture postcard, but it is also an important research institution that has thousands of books, newspapers
Page 1 – A history of New Zealand in 100 places
This web feature is a digital adaptation of Gavin McLean’s 2002 book, 100 Historic Places in New Zealand. For each entry the text has been updated and a range of modern and
- Page 1 - A history of New Zealand in 100 places
Page 5 – A home of one's own
New Zealanders have called many structures home. Some have been solid and permanent: kauri villas set in lawns and gardens, row houses on cramped Dunedin sections, sprawling
- Page 5 - A home of one's ownNew Zealanders have called many structures home. Some have been solid and permanent: kauri villas set in lawns and gardens, row houses on cramped Dunedin sections, sprawling state
Page 4 – Design and technology
New construction materials and equipment fashioned the cafe culture rising in the 1950s. Wellingtonians were introduced to the espresso machines as European styled cafes
- Page 4 - Design and technology New construction materials and equipment fashioned the cafe culture rising in the 1950s. Wellingtonians were introduced to the espresso machines as European styled cafes emerged.
Page 3 – Station style
Railway stations came in all shapes and sizes, ranging from imposing big-city monuments to elegant wooden provincial structures and tiny rural shelter sheds.
- Page 3 - Station styleRailway stations came in all shapes and sizes, ranging from imposing big-city monuments to elegant wooden provincial structures and tiny rural shelter
Page 6 – Afterlife of shipping containers
Most containers pass through the hands of an entire new industry that has arisen to modify containers for other uses or to sell or lease them. In response, architects have
- Page 6 - Afterlife of shipping containersMost containers pass through the hands of an entire new industry that has arisen to modify containers for other uses or to sell or lease them. In response, architects have coined
Donner, Tibor Karoly
Architect whose work included Auckland's Savage Memorial, Avondale Military Hospital (later converted into the high school), Khyber pump station, Parnell Baths and the Auckland City Council's Administration BuildingsRead more...
Wood, Cecil Walter
A leading architect between the world wars, Cecil Wood designed the Wellington Cathedral of St Paul.Read more...
A prolific and prominent architect, Edmund Anscombe was selected to design New Zealand's Centennial Exhibition complex in 1939-40.Read more...
Plischke, Ernst Anton
An Austrian émigré who sought refuge from the Nazi domination, Ernst Plischke’s modernist designs made an important contribution to post-war New Zealand architecture.Read more...
Chapman-Taylor, James Walter
James Walter Chapman-Taylor was an architect devoted to designing houses based on the principles of the English Arts and Crafts movement. He was also a professional photographer, and had a penchant for interpreting horoscopes.Read more...
Pascoe, Arnold Paul
Paul Pascoe is considered a pioneer of modernist architecture due to the large scale of buildings he designed in the style for his home town of Christchurch and further afield.Read more...
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