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Local Architecture Now

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Local Architecture Now-An action-packed interview with James Beban, Co-Owner Urban Edge Planning, Lower Hutt, who is Planning and Natural Hazards Director.( 0:59:38)       
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An action-packed interview with James Beban, Co-Owner Urban Edge Planning, Lower Hutt, who is Planning and Natural Hazards Director. James discusses, in riveting clarity, their District Plan advice in support of individual and investor / developer clients’ intentions. Equally James advises where NOT to build, as experts in natural hazard policy formation and research. The multi-disciplinary Urban Edge team describe ‘quality’ as their core principle across all services: Resource Consent Planning / Landscape Architecture and Urban Design / District Plan Policy and Private Plan Changes / Natural Hazard Policy Formation and Research. They have a team of Planners, Landscape Architects and Urban Designers. Their services also include strategic policy advice for local and central government; evidence for council and Environmental Court hearings; Stakeholder and Community consultation.’ https://www.urbanedgeplanning.co.nz/ Rosalind Derby of Rosalind Derby Architecture, interviews colleagues across the construction industry, discussing architecture and building, urban design, public space design. Buildings mediate between people and their environment. Todays guest is:
Published: 9/06/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Local Architecture Now- Michael Anistasidis discusses mortgage finance, especially for First Home Buyers. Michael clearly and simply, in straightforward language, describes the important work of property finance for his clients.( 0:55:17)       
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Michael Anistasidis discusses mortgage finance, especially for First Home Buyers. He is a Registered Mortgage Advisor / Mortgage Broker and part of Bozinoff Mortgages and Insurance. Michael clearly and simply, in straightforward language, describes the important work of property finance for his clients, particularly First Home buyers and those requiring ‘top-up’ loans for additions and alterations to existing dwellings. Michael’s understanding of this country’s property market and the current housing landscape is underpinned with a commitment to service for people’s need for a home and the ability to finance it. Broad brush discussion on Aotearoa New Zealand’s current housing issues and the cycles of the market and an optimism toward the kinds of questions we need to ask of the collective challenges ahead of us. contact Michael at https://www.michaelmortgageman.co.nz/
Published: 12/05/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Local Architecture Now - Economist Mary Hedges, fundraising manager for the restoration of Christ Church in Ellerslie, discusses the ‘hook’ that enabled their highly successful fundraising campaign for this historic restoration.( 1:0:55)       
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Economist Mary Hedges, fundraising manager for the restoration of Christ Church in Ellerslie, discusses the ‘hook’ that enabled their highly successful fundraising campaign for this historic restoration. The hook: stained glass windows donated by foremost, Victorian stained-glass designer and fabricator Alfred Bell of Clayton and Bell. Mary clearly understood every element of the design report by heritage architects Salmond Reed Architects, to inform their funding application. This is an exciting adventure of local history, involving Albin Martin, one of the founders of the church and considered ‘The Father of Art’ in Auckland. Rosalind Derby of Rosalind Derby Architecture, interviews colleagues across the construction industry, discussing architecture and building, urban design, public space design. Buildings mediate between people and their environment. Todays guest is:
Published: 14/04/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Local Architecture Now - Ros speaks to the wonderful Giles Keating, current Owner of Athelhampton.( 1:0:53)       
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This episode Ros talks with Giles Keating, current Owner of Athelhampton - one of the oldest Tudor manors in England, dated 1485 and pre-1066. Giles describes his restoration work and their Athelhampton Zero project with Spase Ltd Architects and Surveyors. As a team together, client and architect provided an award-winning conversion of a Grade 1 listed estate into becoming carbon neutral. Listen here for stories of their restoration of the huge kitchen hearth, writer Thomas Hardy’s deep association with the house after his career as an architect, the house as film location and sharing carbon neutral power installation expertise with Hampton Court consultants. Athelhampton Manor is open to visitors year round. visit https://www.athelhampton.com More information can be found at Space architects website https://www.spase.co.uk/portfolio/athelhampton-zero/
Published: 17/03/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Local Architecture Now - Featuring Paula Clarke from Go Architecture discusses the business of architecture( 1:0:59)       
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Paula Clarke of Go Architecture in Lower Hutt discusses the business of architecture. Her excellent design studio is managed with well-considered systems and structure, achieving an optimum working environment for her team. The space supports high quality communication with her clients, colleagues, consultants and contractors. Business and communication systems and a well-designed office environment support her delivery of high-quality architecture. Rosalind Derby of Rosalind Derby Architecture, interviews colleagues across the construction industry, discussing architecture and building, urban design, public space design. Buildings mediate between people and their environment.
Published: 18/02/2024 12:30:00 p.m.
Featuring Aidan Hart - Talking Islamic and Christian cathedrals( 0:58:19)       
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Our ‘Christmas Special’ with Aidan Hart, world-renowned iconographer: https://aidanharticons.com/ Aidan designed the ‘Tree of Life’ embroidered panel for the anointing at King Charles III Coronation. He discusses the design of Islamic and Christian cathedrals, including Saint Sophia in Istanbul; & good procurement processes for public architecture and urban design.
Published: 25/12/2023 11:00:00 a.m.
Featuring Brendan MacFarlane from Jakob + MacFarlane architecture - based in Paris, talking sub-ground tombs and reinventing cities.( 0:59:8)       
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This exciting interview is with Brendan Macfarlane, who with his partner Dominique Jakob, runs Jakob + Macfarlane architecture | urbanism | design | research, a multidisciplinary and multicultural architecture agency based in Paris, France. Visit their amazing work at http://www.jakobmacfarlane.com/en Brendan will excite you with his evocative discussion of their venture near Cairo Egypt for a new 5000 student university. He discusses desert shadow and geometry and the intimacy of sub-ground tombs, as his archeological context. They also won the competition C40 Reinventing Cities May 2019. Calling it the Energy Plug, this was to be a gateway building for the Paris Olympics 2024.
Published: 25/11/2023 1:14:29 p.m.
Featuring Architect and UK resident Tania Ihlenfeld - CEO of Eden Enablers( 0:53:52)       
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Rosalind speaks to the UK – Tania Ihlenfeld. Tania is CEO Ede Enablers: Ede Enablers Ltd - Developing and supporting formidable leaders to deliver impactful, future-fit built environments without compromise. Former architect with Grimshaw Architects London and Lead Architect on Reading Station transport infrastructure project https://grimshaw.global/projects/rail-and-mass-transit/reading-station/
Published: 29/09/2023 3:19:34 p.m.
Featuring award winning Hollywood Architect - Michael Lehrer( 0:37:4)       
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Join Rosalind Derby of Rosalind Derby Architecture this week, where she has an all too brief interview with award winning architect Michael Lehrer from Lehrer Architects in Los Angeles. This all round nice guy has wonderful insights for the listener - a joyful and uplifting listen.
Published: 4/08/2023 3:27:52 p.m.
Featuring Sophie Handford and Bede Laracy talking about Raumati spaces and planning for the future in this delightful suburb.( 0:59:37)       
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Rosalind Derby of Rosalind Derby Architecture, interviews colleagues across the construction industry, discussing architecture and building, urban design, public space design. Buildings mediate between people and their environment. Todays guests are: Sophie Handford and Bede Laracy
Published: 7/07/2023 3:10:41 p.m.
Featuring Iris of Isthmus Group - regenerating Aotearoa and their approach to design( 0:39:10)       
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Rosalind has a wonderful conversation with Iris from Isthmus around regeneration and their guiding Kaupapa.
Published: 9/06/2023 4:07:07 p.m.
Featuring Designer Aidan Hart talking about being asked by King Charles III to design the 3 screens at His Coronation.( 1:1:8)       
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The 3 screens protecting the King as the sacred oils were applied by the Archbishop of Cantebury were designed by Aidan Hart, and he speaks to Rosalind about this process and also speaks about art and architecture with Rosalind. A fascinating and special episode.
Published: 12/05/2023 3:03:38 p.m.
Rosalind talks to Anna from Land Matters about the technical side of building and planning spaces( 1:0:17)       
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Rosalind Derby of Rosalind Derby Architecture, interviews colleagues across the construction industry, discussing architecture and building, urban design, public space design. Buildings mediate between people and their environment. Todays guest is: Anna, from Land Matters. Land Matters are a specialist property consultancy and management company focused on resource planning and consenting, engineering and surveying.
Published: 14/04/2023 3:40:45 p.m.