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

Today 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

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.