Archive for the 'Ugly Wellington' Category
This Eastbourne 8 storey residential ’60′s highrise looms over the Village. It stoops brutally over the whole, pretty seaside township, and the wharf and beach. Building looks pretty here, in the twilight glow. Unimaginable opposition if you even talked of building it now!A town planning tragedy. Suspect strings may have been pulled, even back then this was inappropriate.
How can there be a bog after you spend that much on a 5 acre park ?I would have expected this was an easy fix!
This beautiful villa got “the most aweful shop front ever” added. Adelade road, Newtown. Shame.
Yes, this photo is the street frontage! In historic, pretty Duppa street. Otherwise lined with pretty colonial cottages with pride of ownership. House is occupied, because the recycling is out!
The “Burger King” building, Manners Mall.
First glance shows a beautiful old Bank building.
Terry Serepesos now of Phoenix & T V fame, got consent to build this truly tragic mess on the roof. In an example of literally “pushing the boundary” he then added insult to injury by building, I recall, 1.5 metres forward of his consent. An uproar ensued, abatement notice was served…but it still stands there, a blot on the civic landscape.
Inspired by the blog “Ugly New Zealand”, here are 4 nominations of buildings that peeve me every time I see them. Other nominations invited. I’m doing them as 4 separate blogs.
The Von Zeldits Building, Kelburn Parade.
I fume every time I drive through Victoria University Campus.I imagine like all the residents of Kelburn. A bigger pile of rubbish in a neighbourhood is unlikely to be found outside the ex soviet block. I count at least 8 building that have ruined this area. The black joke to me, is the University boasts a “School of Architecture”!
Inspired by the blog “Ugly New Zealand”, here are 4 nominations of buildings that peeve me every time I see them. Other nominations invited.
Kent Apartments, Kent Terrace
There are many contenders for this award. I nominate this one because it occupies such a visable spot. To me looks thrown together. The window joinery being the same colour as the building grates with me.
Note: This will be followed by a blog on “Beautiful Wellington Buildings”
Inspired by the blog “Ugly New Zealand”, here are 4 nominations of buildings that peeve me every time I see them. Other nominations invited. I’m doing them as 4 seperate blogs.
Athfields thing, Amritsar st, Khandallah.
Note, The property is pretty much everything in front of the harbour, in the forground.
I believe this is called a “house” You may be surprised to know it is owned ( & was “designed” & I use the word reluctantly) by the Architect Ian Athfield. You will be more surprised to know Architects have given it an award!