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Risky business

Architect Don Bunting wonders whether warranty insurance is the best way to ensure building quality? The Ministry of Business...

Cracking up

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

A numbers game

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

True lies

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?

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?

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...

Green not Green

By Architect Don Bunting   I recently attempted to reduce the amount of old information on my library shelves. As someone once said: your library should...

Cults

Walk down any main street in the western world and check what is going on inside those large, bare, plate glass frontages, standing out...

What is KiwiBuild?

By Architect Don Bunting   I am hoping that KiwiBuild is more than just another government slogan or over-ambitious call to arms for the industry. So while...

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...