Thursday, August 11, 2011
Yesterday the Christchurch City Council released its draft plan for recovery. you can take a look at a pdf of the full plan here. It may be useful for some of you to situate your project in relation to this. For others your project might act as a critique of the plan.
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Pauling, Craig and Kepa Morgan. ‘Te Kaupapa o te Whare: House of Tahu Cultural Sustainability Assessment.’ Report for Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu. 2006. [discusses outcomes from charettes and compiles a list of design values for Ngai Tahu buildings]
Tau, Te Maire. ‘Cultural Report on the Southwest Area Plan for the Christchurch City Council.’ [area specific but still very interesting]
Christchurch City Council. ‘South-west Christchurch Area Plan: Phase 1 Report—Tangata Whenua Values.’ 2008.
Thanks to Deidre Brown for this.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The 48hr Design Challenge, run by the Christchurch City Council and held at Lincoln University, provided an opportunity for Council to gain inspiration from the design and architecture industry, while testing the draft Central City Plan currently being developed.
A total of 15 teams took part in the Challenge, with seven people in each including engineers, planners, urban designers, architects and landscape architects, as well as one student on each team.
The four sites within the Red Zone included the Cathedral Square and BNZ Building; 160 Gloucester Street; the Orion NZ Building at 203 Gloucester Street; and 90 Armagh Street, including the Avon River and Victoria Square. The fifth site, which sits outside the Red Zone, is the former Christchurch Women’s Hospital at 885 Colombo Street.
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
The Magnetic South Website
Monday, June 27, 2011
“We are being realistic and saying where will the center of the city be in the future? We want to be central, we want it to continue to be the heart and soul of the city and so we need to go where the heart of the city is”. (Click on this for the interview).
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Click here to go to the Radio New Zealand interview.