Wandering the downtown streets of Christchurch, New Zealand, is a bit like wandering around an abandoned movie set. In September 2010 and again in February 2011, devastating earthquakes tore through the city, wreaking havoc on infrastructure.
Christchurch’s landmark cathedral gets a cardboard redesign by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, who is the 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize laureate.
Described as “Mardi Gras meets haute couture at a Peter Gabriel concert, directed by Salvador Dalí,” the World of WearableArt (WOW) is a theatrical extravaganza, a phantasmagorical two-hour runway exhibition, held every September in Wellington, New Zealand.
When you think art deco by the sea, you probably conjure up Miami Beach. Think again. The small city of Napier, tucked away in Hawke’s Bay on New Zealand’s North Island, has one of the best collections of art deco architecture anywhere in the world.