Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Reflecting on Architecture
ACC Building, Christchurch. Oct. 2008. Ajr This is the very blue ACC Building in Christchurch, designed by Christchurch architect, Thom Craig. When it first reared its flashy façade I shied away from it. I thought it looked….well….flashy, or rather, FLASHY. But it’s grown on me. Maybe I’m once again won over by the superficial – the swaying reflections of the giant Avon-side poplars that flicker across its front. I sat there a few days ago and took immense pleasure from that. Arrh yes, the pleasures of time-wasting! We should all be made to do it more often.