Friends of mine had the opportunity to work on sabattical in Christchurch, New Zealand last year. Dan Barringer is an architect, now back in Ohio. While he favors a more avant garde style than I, he’s a smart guy and knows architecture. Dan posted some bullet observations & photos on architecture in New Zealand on his blog.
- Along with the social and political framework of a planned city, comes a idea of an architectural style to match. Style can come from existing cities that match the social and political ideals of the planned city.
We can argue about urban planning another day.