31.05.11 by Nick Sayes

Architectural Term of the Day 001

Keeping everyone on their toes Cam tests the office on the meaning of obscure Architectural terminology.

Todays Term: Sparge Pipe

“A pipe having a series of drilled holes designed to deliver a diffused supply of water at low velocity.” glossary of building terms, standards nz.

Meaning of Sparge:
verb – “moisten by sprinkling”
origin – late 16th century from latin word spargere meaning “to sprinkle”
oxford american dictionary

30.05.11 by Nick Sayes

Lake View on NZ House & Garden

Lake View House (the first one) was featured on a TV Series for NZ House & Garden magazine back in 2006. Recently uncovered from deep within the office storage cabinets.

20.05.11 by Nick Sayes

Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments

Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments Found on Crack Two (via ArchDaily) These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles [...]

17.05.11 by Nick Sayes

Street Life

DMA found in Groove Guide (top right of montage) “LIKE ANY BIG CITY, Auckland has its share of seductive nocturnal activity – much of it occurring on Karangahape Rd” pg [...]

09.05.11 by Nick Sayes

Concrete Slit House

Anything concrete and as sculptural as this is going to get our attention. Concrete Slit House AZL Architects Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China Found on ArchDaily Concrete Slit House is a [...]