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John Holmwood mural at risk..

Posted on Saturday, May 4th, 2013

A large and unique mural attributed to Auckland artist John Holmwood is at risk.. Painted in the dining area at The school for the Deaf in Kelston shorty after its construction in 1960, the mural is one of a very few still surviving. Considered a large part of the schools history, it is in need […]

Gerald Melling: Architect (1943 – 2012)

Posted on Sunday, January 6th, 2013

It was very sad to note the passing of acclaimed architect Gerald Melling just before Christmas (22 Dec ) 2012. Gerald had been a longterm and avid advocate for local architecture, his work with Alan Morse in Melling:Morse gaining numerous accolades in recent years. His early career in New Zealand started at the Ministry of […]

Thanks from Lost Property

Posted on Saturday, September 3rd, 2011

To all those that have made contact, and selflessly added to the sites background knowledge. The information on a wide range of architects and buildings is slowly being assembled, some of which will feature in an upcoming Architecture Week exhibition – (Depot Gallery 24th Sept – 6th Oct) though most will filter on to the […]

Long Live “Christchurch Modern”

Posted on Monday, January 3rd, 2011

Still the best (and only.?) modern architectural blog in the South Island…A paradise of homes.      Some wonderful new houses have appeared over the last shaky couple of months.! The ‘Langley house’ in Michael Ave by Warren & Mahoney being a standout. Almost too many to mention.. plus the Peter Beaven interview..!! Thanks Matt for all the fab […]