Close

Christchurch architecture joins onscreen library

Christchurch's architecture may have taken a hit in the past year or so, but the latest addition to NZ On Screen's library includes the Christchurch episode of classic New Zealand architecture series, The Elegant Shed (to go with the Wellington episode already online).

Dapper tour guide David Mitchell looks at the 'Christchurch style', starting with the humble baches on Taylor's Mistake's cliffs, moving on the Euro-influenced brutalism of Miles Warren and the "flamboyant" practice of Peter Beaven (earthquake victims SBS House, and Lyttelton Tunnel's "fifth ship" are featured).

What's more, Warren intriguingly compares his process designing the Christchurch Town Hall with Jørn Utzon's Sydney Opera House."

Idealog has been covering the most interesting people, businesses and issues from the fields of innovation, design, technology and urban development for over 12 years. And we're asking for your support so we can keep telling those stories, inspire more entrepreneurs to start their own businesses and keep pushing New Zealand forward. Give over $5 a month and you will not only be supporting New Zealand innovation, but you’ll also receive a print subscription and a copy of the new book by David Downs and Dr. Michelle Dickinson, No. 8 Recharged (while stocks last).