Building Legacies?

Some thoughts on the recent exhibition held at Wellington Museum, Immersive Legacies: 320 The Terrace, by Wellington heritage professional Cherie Jacobson. After visiting 320 The Terrace, Wellington, I felt a bit unwell. Not because of its very sorry state, which is enough to make anyone who appreciates its architectural and historical value feel quite ill,…

Brutal but Beautiful

The Kaori Teacher’s College campus is a complex designed by the celebrated Wellington architect, William Toomath, between 1963 and 1977, and is considered to be the best ensemble of Brutalist architecture in New Zealand. It isn’t just Toomath’s individual buildings that are significant – there is considerable architectural significance in the coherent community of buildings…