Entries by Tim Nees

The Risk of Being Nowhere

I recently wrote and article for The Press that features my selection of the city’s greatest hits in the Christchurch rebuild, 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.   Cathedral Grammar Junior School by Tezuka Architects and […]

FESTA – Coming Up!

FESTA, the Festival of Transitional Architecture is on over Labour Weekend and it’s packed full of inspiring, creative events once again. The theme for this year’s festival is We Have the Means, which focuses on making the most of the resources available – in terms of people and their skills and knowledge; and reusable materials. FESTA all starts […]

Stuff Article

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. Read the article here » […]

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 […]

Lene Tranberg – Futuna Lecture Series 2016

Danish architect Lene Tranberg will be delivering three lectures across New Zealand this March. Lene will talk about her architectural practise, highlighting her recent projects to demonstrate her approach, philosophy and influences. Lene Tranberg has practiced in Copenhagen working in and managing the practice of Lundgaard and Tranberg formed in 1985. This is a significant and […]

Sir Ath’s Memorial

Sir Ian Athfield’s passing was remembered in January by staff and ex-staff up at the house/office at Amritsar St, Wellington. Through ingenious architectural engineering, the space capsule version of the top of Ath’s tower was manoeuvred into place halfway down the hill. Zac eulogised. We sang songs. It was great.

Private Cellar and Cinema

Here’s one from our archives. A private entertainment facility on the outskirts of Martinborough, built in 2006. Featuring a cellar with recycled brick vaults and a cinema with leather wall panels, contrasted against a plastered interior with recycled timber posts and beams. The exterior is concrete blockwork construction with stone cladding. Thanks to Justin Wright and Earl Rutherford […]