Daily Archives: May 22, 2010

Stunning wedding venue proposed, er, rugby ground

### ODT Online Sat, 22 May 2010
Rugby: Snedden confident ‘stunning’ stadium will be ready
By Adrian Seconi
It is still under construction but Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd chief executive Martin Snedden described the Forsyth Barr Stadium as stunning. Snedden has been in Dunedin for the last two days to promoting next year’s World Cup and was a guest speaker at the Otago Sports Awards last night.
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Goodbye to rugby heritage…

### ODT Online Sat, 22 May 2010
Rugby: Only temporary seats still to be sold
By Adrian Seconi
If you are reading this thinking ‘I must get some tickets for the last test at Carisbrook before they all sell out’ you might be too late.
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This is an advertisement for a wedding venue? We’re confused, seems to be a whole lot of bullshit about community support. Not for this shotgun wedding.

### ODT Online Sat, 22 May 2010
Straight as an arrow the way to do business
By Neal Wallace
Arrow International’s influence can be seen throughout the New Zealand building industry. Business reporter Neal Wallace meets one of the men behind the company which is celebrating 25 years in business.

Arrow International’s business model has been refined over 25 years and is evident in its project management role of the Forsyth Barr Stadium. Mr Anderson said Arrow would deliver the $188 million project on time and to a budget finalised [four and a half years] earlier during the concept phase, and it would do that by holding and driving the contractors to the agreed timetable and budget.

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Cartoonist’s view – Tremain
(ODT 22/5/10 page 34)

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More crass soap opera

We know rugby is a risky business in Highlander country…

### ODT Online Sat, 22 May 2010
Eyeing stadium as wedding venue
By Chris Morris
Dunedin couple Haley Paterson and Johnny Van Leeuwen hope to be the first to get married at Forsyth Barr Stadium. The couple, who met 13 years ago and had been engaged nearly two years, had been searching for “something a bit different” as a venue for their wedding, which they expected to take place late next year.
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Shipping containers….

### inhabitat.com 21 May 2010
Gorgeous Shipping Container Art Studio in New York
By Bridgette Meinhold
Wow! We knew that shipping containers could be used to build beautiful buildings, but this art studio by MB Architecture in Amagansett, New York is truly gorgeous. The artist had a limited budget of $60,000 to work with and wanted something close to home that was both functional as a working space, but would also be inviting and reflective.

Images: Maziar Behrooz Architecture

The exterior is kept very simply as the shipping container, but painted gray for a sophisticated look and a way to blend the container into the wooded environment. Inside, bright white walls act as a blank canvas for new artwork and ample daylighting streams in through the large windows on either end.

The foundation for the studio is built into the earth with 9′ walls and acts as the lower level and work space for the studio. Two 40′ (9′6″) high cube shipping containers were then set on top of the foundation to create a two-storey double wide structure. About 75% of the floors of the containers were cut away to create the tall ceilings with lots of natural light flooding in from the high windows.

Next to the painting area on the lower floor is a large storage area and directly above on the top floor is another work area. The container wide staircase acts as a transitional and gallery space for artwork. Each of the two containers cost about $2,500 delivered. An amazing example of how beautiful shipping container architecture can be.
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