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...

A black hole

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

It’s just old

I recently came across a quote by Barry Humphries, made while he was visiting to promote his upcoming Dame Edna tour of New Zealand....

Think

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

Power to the people

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

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...

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...

A numbers game

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

Safe danger

  Architect Philip Johnson introduced the principle of “safe danger” into his designs. He would design steps fostering a sense of imbalance or unease. He would...

Cast aside

  Noticing the poignant wording on an old footpath grating — “Patent applied for” — reminded me what a great building material cast iron is,...