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As a philosophical architectural and heritage practitioner I am starting this blog to share information regarding events and concerns involving the built environment, but will probably be more partial to its poetic qualities than its quantitative value.
raymond smith, architectural and heritage practitioner
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Street view of New Zealand House apartments

New Zealand House – Apartments

(renamed Venice House)   The re-purposing of this 1926 office block through adaptive re-use to accommodate apartments required not only rethinking of the spatial division of the various floors, but also incorporating additional functions which were not part of the office program.  In this case it necessitated the need to re-plan the reticulation of services vertically through seven floors to facilitate kitchens and bathrooms. The brief called for 23 one bedroom apartments, re-design