Living in Paradox

A History of Urban Design Across Kainga, Towns and Cities in New Zealand

This landmark book examines the contradictions that form the design of New Zealand’s urban landscape. It analyses many of the various trials and pitfalls of the past, and paints an exciting picture of the way things could be in New Zealand’s towns and cities.

Over 500 pages long and eight years in the making, Living in Paradox is an engaging and accessible book written by leading urban design practitioner Garth Falconer, who is known for public and private developments spanning the country, including Auckland Plan (the city’s blueprint), the newly completed centre of Hamilton and the new, rural destination of Matakana.

Order your copy of the book below. RRP NZD $75.00 (plus shipping). Please note: Shipping is available within New Zealand only. If you are overseas please contact the studio directly to arrange shipping


 

Living in Paradox explores the dynamic and intriguing story of this young, vigorous and intriguingly complex country.It is an optimistic, far-reaching book which documents the rich history of earlier visions, analyses many of the various trials and pitfalls of the past, and paints an engaging picture of the way things could be in New Zealand’s towns and cities. As New Zealanders’ are a highly urbanised population this book provides a very relevant and much needed discussion.

‘Living in Paradox is a brilliant tracing of the complexities of living in paradise on the edge’ – Sir Bob Harvey

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