Think

By Architect Don Bunting   Aretha Franklin said it best, in her verson of the song in the Blues Brothers movie. She said: Think . ....

Lino-typing

By Architect Don Bunting   Lino is a common Latin name roughly meaning praise. Not sure how this morphed into linotype — a 90-character machine for making...

Small things

By Architect Don Bunting   Many simple things, particularly in the field of human hygiene, can appear to have always been there; with who discovered them...

Short-term thinking

By Architect Don Bunting   Common phrases once used in our industry when discussing a proposed new project were:  • What standard do you want — good,...

What’s gone wrong?

On returning from London, I spent the 70s, 80s and 90s as a partner in a commercial design practice. As any who were there will...

Smart cities

Napoleon was talking about the tactics of warfare. However, the same can be said about amateur politicians putting the tactics of political expediency —...

Getting from A to B

When asked what aspect of modern life most adversely affects them on a day-to-day basis, many people will say “getting from A to B”. Inner-city...

The Glass House

Just north of New York State is Connecticut, the most southern of the New England States. Famed as the country home of New York’s...

A failed performance

Ask most involved in the construction industry what our building code is and you are likely to receive either a slightly wary look, or...

Being change ready

The title for this blog came from a talk given by the chief executive of the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. In her view, being ready for...