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St Martins Community Centre / Plus Architecture

17:00 - 29 November, 2017
St Martins Community Centre / Plus Architecture, © Dennis Radermacher
© Dennis Radermacher

© Dennis Radermacher © Dennis Radermacher © Dennis Radermacher © Dennis Radermacher + 22

Mt Pleasant Home / Cymon Allfrey Architects

13:00 - 24 September, 2017
Mt Pleasant Home / Cymon Allfrey Architects, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough + 17

Christchurch Botanic Gardens / Pattersons

17:00 - 6 July, 2017
Christchurch Botanic Gardens / Pattersons, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Jeremy Toth © Simon Devitt + 9

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Lead Architects

    Andrew Patterson, Andrew Mitchell
  • Area

    3200.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Saint Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel / Architectus

17:00 - 12 June, 2017
Saint Andrew’s College Centennial Chapel / Architectus, © Sarah Rowlands
© Sarah Rowlands

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Architects in Charge

    Patrick Clifford, Malcolm Bowes, Michael Thomson, Severin Soder, Paul Millard, Jane Rooney
  • Area

    1197.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Sumner House / AW Architects

20:00 - 20 May, 2017
Sumner House / AW Architects, © Lisa Gane
© Lisa Gane

© Lisa Gane © Lisa Gane © Lisa Gane © Lisa Gane + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Proyect Team

    Andrew Watson, Altaire Mandell
  • Main Contractor

    Avon Dickie Construction
  • Area

    210.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Mary Potter Apartments / Warren and Mahoney

17:00 - 10 April, 2017
Mary Potter Apartments / Warren and Mahoney, © Peter Cui
© Peter Cui

© Peter Cui          © Peter Cui          © Peter Cui          © Peter Cui          + 10

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Architect in Charge

    Fiona Short
  • Area

    1220.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015

Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture

17:00 - 28 February, 2017
Urban Cottage / CoLab Architecture, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough + 27

MegaTower / Thom Craig

17:00 - 16 September, 2016
MegaTower / Thom Craig, Courtesy of Thom Craig
Courtesy of Thom Craig

Courtesy of Thom Craig Courtesy of Thom Craig Courtesy of Thom Craig Courtesy of Thom Craig + 22

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Collaborator

    Bushnell Builders
  • Area

    24.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016

Christchurch Bus Interchange / Architectus

20:00 - 16 July, 2016
Christchurch Bus Interchange  / Architectus , © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 17

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Area

    3500.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Gleneagles Terrace / Cymon Allfrey Architects

02:00 - 25 June, 2016
Gleneagles Terrace  / Cymon Allfrey Architects, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough + 14

Christchurch House / Case Ornsby Design Pty Ltd

05:00 - 15 June, 2016
Christchurch House  / Case Ornsby Design Pty Ltd, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough + 39

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Architect in Charge

    Case Ornsby Design
  • Area

    281.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015

136 Moorhouse Ave / Phil Redmond Architecture + Urbanism

17:00 - 13 June, 2016
136 Moorhouse Ave  / Phil Redmond Architecture + Urbanism, © Hazel Redmond Photography
© Hazel Redmond Photography

© Hazel Redmond Photography © Hazel Redmond Photography © Hazel Redmond Photography © Hazel Redmond Photography + 15

Bradnor Road / Cymon Allfrey Architects Ltd

19:00 - 13 May, 2016
Bradnor Road / Cymon Allfrey Architects Ltd, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough + 16

Ophir / Architects' Creative

20:00 - 23 April, 2016
Ophir / Architects' Creative, © Charlotte Clements
© Charlotte Clements

© Charlotte Clements © Charlotte Clements © Charlotte Clements © Charlotte Clements + 27

Christchurch North Methodist Church / Dalman Architecture

15:00 - 29 February, 2016
Christchurch North Methodist Church / Dalman Architecture, © Stephen Goodenough
© Stephen Goodenough

© Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough © Stephen Goodenough + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Lead Architect

    Szymon Gozdzikowski
  • Architectural Technician

    Stephen Ducrot
  • Project Director

    Richard Dalman
  • Area

    780.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Qb|Studios / Qb Modular

15:00 - 27 August, 2015
Qb|Studios  / Qb Modular, © Hayden Marshall
© Hayden Marshall

© Hayden Marshall © Hayden Marshall © Hayden Marshall © Hayden Marshall + 26

  • Architects

  • Location

    18 Bernard Street, Addington, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
  • Area

    960.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Toronto Takes Top Spot in Metropolis Magazine's Livable Cities Ranking

08:00 - 14 August, 2015
Toronto Takes Top Spot in Metropolis Magazine's Livable Cities Ranking, First Place in the Metropolis list of world's most liveable cities: Toronto. Image © Flickr CC user Robert (username: mamonello)
First Place in the Metropolis list of world's most liveable cities: Toronto. Image © Flickr CC user Robert (username: mamonello)

How do you compare cities? It's difficult to collapse millions of individual subjective experiences into a single method of comparison, but one popular technique used in recent years has been to judge a city's "livability." But what does this word actually mean? In their 2015 ranking of the world's most livable cities, Metropolis Magazine has gathered together a group of experts on city planning, urban life, tourism and architecture to break down "livability" into the categories they think matter and draw upon Metropolis' considerable urban coverage to produce one of the most thorough attempts to rank world series yet attempted. Find out the results after the break.

Shigeru Ban on Growing Up, Carpentry, and Cardboard Tubes

19:00 - 30 April, 2015
Shigeru Ban on Growing Up, Carpentry, and Cardboard Tubes, Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand. Image © Bridgit Anderson
Shigeru Ban’s Cardboard Cathedral in New Zealand. Image © Bridgit Anderson

He may have risen to prominence for his disaster relief architecture and deft use of recyclable materials, but Shigeru Ban describes his idiosyncratic use of material as an "accident." Speaking to The Wall Street Journal, the 2014 Pritzker Prize Laureate recalls turning to cardboard tubes as a matter of necessity. "I had to create a design for an exhibition," Ban told the newspaper, "But I couldn't afford wood. Instead, I used the many paper tubes from rolls of drafting paper that were lying around. The tubes turned out to be quite strong." The most prominent of Ban's cardboard tube structures is Christchurch's Cardboard Cathedral, built in the aftermath of an earthquake that devastated the city in early 2011. Read WSJ's full interview with Ban here.