From desire to necessity: Why do we always want more?

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Building Today columnist and Architect Don Bunting wonders if we feel better and more successful if we own the best and largest house we...

Risky business

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Architect Don Bunting wonders whether warranty insurance is the best way to ensure building quality? The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment (MBIE) is considering...

Cracking up

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Architect Don Bunting discovers that building defects are an international issue. I recently visited Sydney, specifically to see how the central city was coping with the...

A numbers game

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Architect Don Bunting examines the facts and figures underlying the current debate on climate change. The UN graph (right) shows that the world population reached...

Early innovation

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By Architect Don Bunting It might be hard to imagine what Vlad Peles — also known also as Vlad Dracul (devil) and Vlad The Impaler...

Power to the people

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Architect Don Bunting muses about power usage and the planet.John Lennon’s 1971 song Power to the People was an impassioned cry for political power...

A black hole

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Architect Don Bunting seeks out our lost construction industry.It might have sounded like April Fool’s Day but, in fact, it was April 11 this...

True lies

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By Architect Don Bunting   American journalist and commentator Michael Kinsey once said: “There are plenty of facts. The trick is in making them make sense.” A...

Your personal Shangri La — what would it look like?

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By Architect Don Bunting   If you had an unlimited budget for your dream home would you be more likely to aim for the audacity of...

Really?

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By Architect Don Bunting   I find myself falling back on the above rhetorical response more and more as current events unfold. Whether it is national or...