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Some of my favourite architecture in Christchurch is clever and appropriate post-earthquake builds.

Today Stuff.co.nz features a selection of my greatest hits, plus my views on how and what is needed to create a great city and from the memories of it’s previous incarnation to engage current visitors and residents.

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NZIA Canterbury Quick Fire Presentation Series August 2016

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Five local branch members from the NZIA, including yours truly, presented the ideas behind their own homes, which are in various stages of design/construction/completion recently to an excellent turn out at the NZIA Christchurch Branch rooms in the central city.

Presentations provided plenty of insights into tricky sites, post-earthquake considerations, budgets, influences, materials and final outcomes.

Presenters were
– Tim Nees (me) presenting the design for my home on Scarborough Hill, consented and ready for construction.
– Dan Sullivan presenting his parent’s recent award winning home he designed, ‘Ophir’ in Redcliffs.
– Mike Callaghan presenting his own small home in Huntsbury, was sort-of finished late 2014.
– Maria Chen presenting the design for her own townhouses on a back section in Sydenham, has just been granted resource consent.
– Michael O’Sullivan presenting his award-winning Lyttelton Studio Retreat, he designed and built himself.

NZIA Canterbury are aiming to make this a regular event so if you would like to be involved next time with your own home please let me know.