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  1. Very strange planning by the designer. The ground floor appears to have the exit from the building – the only…

  2. Yes, well that’s probably true then, as there is only a hotel bar and car parking loop on the ground…

  3. Apartment hotel generally means you cut costs because you don’t have to have a kitchen or kitchen staff

  4. Maybe they are aiming at the luxury suite market? Although… on Adelaide Road…?

  5. Baths, kitchens, and bedrooms? Do we sniff apartments rather than hotel, despite the ground floor reception desk? Good outcome either…

  6. My feeling exactly. I’m fine with the architecture and with the brick – as long as it is detailed well…

  7. Ooooh fantastic ! Were you Ra? Or were you playing the part of one of the Pyramids?

  8. I have a dim recollection of playing there in a soul band called Ra & the Pyramids in the 1980s…

  9. Looks great. Just the sort of blending of old and new that is appropriate. Too many council planners and pro-heritage…

  10. Indeed. Its a little hard to make out what is wall and what is window on the building, but I…

  11. Yep – done and done. Did you ever go and drink in here Starkive? I’ll presume the answer would be…

  12. Hi Alan – nope, not dead, not quite yet. Still plugging along. The developer is an entity called IPG, a…

  13. It seems like a good solution. We want densification and we want to retain heritage buildings – which do make…

  14. For me the crucial things are the setback of the tower (so that the two separate structures are clearly expressed)…

  15. Welcome back memo, I thought that you had given up, or died. Some basic questions for you: Who is the…

  16. Thanks for the comment Isabella – the young, wokester, anti-heritage, anti-character brigade are getting far more coverage at the moment…

  17. Nice post! I completely agree that it seems quite deceitful to not have the current context in the renders. ANd…

  18. Just for the record, the DomPost today published a bit more about the back storey around the ramp access: https://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/wellington/126129801/heritage-nz-had-concerns-about-railings-shape-of-wheelchair-ramp-at-railway-station…