Kevin McCloud interview

Interesting comments on contextual housing, and more…

### radio.co.nzSat 24 Sep 2011 at 11:05
Saturday Morning with Kim Hill
Kevin McCloud: grand designs
Architectural historian and designer Kevin McCloud is best known for the television series Grand Designs, and has also made series about Europe, the slums of Mumbai, and urban blight and regeneration. He writes about architecture and people, most recently in the book Kevin McCloud’s 43 Principles of Home: Enjoying Life in the 21st Century (Collins, ISBN: 978-0-00-726548-0), and runs HAB (Happiness Architecture Beauty), building sustainable and contextual housing schemes. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Foresters. Kevin McCloud visits New Zealand for the first time for One Night Only, an evening of design and anecdotes, on 26 October at Auckland’s Civic Theatre. (35′28″)
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  1. Anonymous

    ### Stuff Online Last updated 05:00 16/03/2013
    Post-quake Chch: Lost opportunities
    By Nicaj Riaf (Reader Report)
    Christchurch is, as always, a mix of good and bad. And that means good people do screwed-up things and bad people do good things. The current rental crisis is driven by the nonsense of the free market. People are justifying excessive rentals with the old “everyone else is doing it” cop out. People that are generally pretty nice overall are taking advantage, and hey, they’re just average, maybe middle and upper middle class people. Then there’s Gerry Brownlee, who won’t take on board the very good opinion of experts.
    Read more
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/8430360/Post-quake-Christchurch-Lost-opportunities

  2. Anonymous

    Related open letter, including comments:

    ### Stuff Online Last updated 07:54 27/10/2012
    Dear Christchurch – get it right
    By Kevin McCloud
    Christchurch brings an opportunity most cities never get: to breathe new life into the central city, to recreate itself as a world-leading exemplar of sustainable, modern living. Since I was brought on board as a judge in the upcoming Breathe design competition, I have been carefully following plans for the city’s redevelopment and the resulting conversations it has sparked. I would like to offer my perspective on the Christchurch Central Recovery Plan, in particular addressing Rod Oram’s concern that “Nothing in the plan distinguishes Christchurch from the pack”.
    Read more
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/7871967/Dear-Christchurch-get-it-right

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