Daily Archives: October 4, 2010

Minor alterations to pylons !

### designdaily.co.nz 04 Oct 2010 12:31 pm
Architecture/Design
When giants roam the landscape…
By Design Daily Team
There’s nothing like a meddling mass of metal in the form of a power pylon to create a blight on the landscape. Enter Boston-based Choi+Shine Architects, “A practice of thoughtful design”. Thoughtful indeed as these adapted pylons show. The pylons, designed by Jin Choi and Thomas Shine, have been proposed for the Icelandic landscape, and require only small alterations to the existing pylon design.
The proposal is so good, it received an honourable mention in 2008 at the Icelandic High-Voltage Electrical Pylon International Design Competition and this year, was one of four winning project for the Boston Society of Architects ‘2010 Unbuilt Awards’.
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Changing Dunedin: rezoning, rules and more

### ODT Online Mon, 4 Oct 2010
Opinion: Let’s talk about how the city is changing
By James Green
The new stadium, debt, water privatisation and fruit trees are some of the issues for the Dunedin election this year. However, we should also be talking about the changes to the structure of Dunedin itself that could prove to be greater challenges in time.
Dunedin grew by 4000 people between 1996 and 2006, but the Census data shows three profound changes in how people in Dunedin were living:

– “Student ghetto” intensification
– Rural and Taieri drift
– Suburban decline

What is the solution? Dunedin is an amazing and very liveable city. However, serious thought should be given to changing the zoning rules.
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● Dr James Green is a researcher at the University of Otago.

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Stadium site wide open…

“It was an unbelievably stupid thing to do. Security will have to be beefed up, and I’m sure there will be questions as to how someone can access and drive a crane.”
–Senior Sergeant Mel Aitken, NZ Police

### ODT Online Mon, 4 Oct 2010
‘Bizarre’ act stadium threat
By Stu Oldham
Security will be improved at the Forsyth Barr Stadium building site in Dunedin after a series of “bizarre” intruder incidents. Someone drove a crawler crane tethered to a truss stretched between the north and south stands soon after 4am yesterday.
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Posted by Elizabeth Kerr

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