Local Architecture Now

Local Architecture Now is a new four-weekly programme on at the following times

  • Sunday 12.00 Noon
  • Tuesday 6.00 pm
  • Thursday 2.00 pm

Rosalind Derby has the following to say about the programme.

This programme is to explore the scope of the architecture profession within the Kapiti Coast district. This also extends to Urban Design as a profession and its relevance today in the development of the Kapiti town centres. This implies  their interrelationship with each other as places to live and work and as destinations for visitors / tourists / business operators and incoming industries.  This also looks to understand the balance of the local geographies of coast, dune, suburban, rural, urban, bush, stream, mountain, river and then neighbouring city.

Kapiti's quality is obviously of the coast: but it is also rural, bush and river. How is the rigorous practice of architecture and urban design able to progress change and sustain identity in its development? 

The programme will at times use interview to gain current perspectives.  It will discuss design of specific buildings and it will discuss the process of getting these buildings built.  In conveying this very practical area of building we hope to talk with staff from the Building Consents team at Kapiti District Council's Building Office and with those in the building industry.

I look forward to the response from listeners as we broadcast these exciting, creative and informative sessions.

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