Misc

NIMIS

My favorite playground is a hidden kingdom on the Western Swedish coast. Built within the natural reserve of Kullarberg, Nimis was created in 1996 by the artist Lars Vilks. The wooden sculptures are situated in a remote area of the

NIMIS

My favorite playground is a hidden kingdom on the Western Swedish coast. Built within the natural reserve of Kullarberg, Nimis was created in 1996 by the artist Lars Vilks. The wooden sculptures are situated in a remote area of the

URBAN RECYCLING, SWEDISH STYLE

I had the chance to travel around Sweden last July, and came across the city of Norrkoping. Situated on the eastern part of Sweden, about 150 km south of Stockholm, Norrkoping was established on the Motala river banks. The city

URBAN RECYCLING, SWEDISH STYLE

I had the chance to travel around Sweden last July, and came across the city of Norrkoping. Situated on the eastern part of Sweden, about 150 km south of Stockholm, Norrkoping was established on the Motala river banks. The city

KOWLOON WALLED CITY

Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had an excellent Christmas break. Something that recently re-caught my interest, and a world away from beaches and barbeques, is the Kowloon Walled City (KWC). For those that haven’t encountered it, KWC was,

KOWLOON WALLED CITY

Happy New Year! We hope everyone has had an excellent Christmas break. Something that recently re-caught my interest, and a world away from beaches and barbeques, is the Kowloon Walled City (KWC). For those that haven’t encountered it, KWC was,

TWEETED

Canadian uber-urbanist Brent Toderian has been in Auckland speaking at various events and generally noodling around the city. He’s a prolific tweeter and his recent history is full of informed observations about the state of the super city. This one

TWEETED

Canadian uber-urbanist Brent Toderian has been in Auckland speaking at various events and generally noodling around the city. He’s a prolific tweeter and his recent history is full of informed observations about the state of the super city. This one

BIKE SHARE MAP

This is a pretty awesome bit of mapping / data visualisation. The bike share map globally locates and depicts the scale of the various bike share schemes across the world. It allows you to zoom in and investigate the location

BIKE SHARE MAP

This is a pretty awesome bit of mapping / data visualisation. The bike share map globally locates and depicts the scale of the various bike share schemes across the world. It allows you to zoom in and investigate the location

NIGHTLIGHT

I recently came across this fascinating night-time aerial image of Berlin. It reveals the former east-west division through the distribution of different lighting systems that were proliferated during the wall years. The essential distinction is that between sodium lights –

NIGHTLIGHT

I recently came across this fascinating night-time aerial image of Berlin. It reveals the former east-west division through the distribution of different lighting systems that were proliferated during the wall years. The essential distinction is that between sodium lights –

GEOGUESSER

Geoguesser is a simple web game that tests, amongst other things, your knowledge of the world’s landscapes. The player is dropped on a random road within google’s street view and is tasked with identifying where in the world they are.

GEOGUESSER

Geoguesser is a simple web game that tests, amongst other things, your knowledge of the world’s landscapes. The player is dropped on a random road within google’s street view and is tasked with identifying where in the world they are.

WYNYARD FROM ABOVE

The Wynyard Quarter recently won the ‘Urbis Best Public Space of 2012’! Which is great… and you can now check out these celebrated spaces from the unlikely perspective of a high-flying gull, thanks to Google maps hosting some pretty fresh

WYNYARD FROM ABOVE

The Wynyard Quarter recently won the ‘Urbis Best Public Space of 2012’! Which is great… and you can now check out these celebrated spaces from the unlikely perspective of a high-flying gull, thanks to Google maps hosting some pretty fresh

HAMPI

Hope everyone’s had a good Christmas and summer break and has returned refreshed for 2013. A couple of years ago I was having a different sort of Christmas break travelling in India. While there I visited Hampi, a history-laden town

HAMPI

Hope everyone’s had a good Christmas and summer break and has returned refreshed for 2013. A couple of years ago I was having a different sort of Christmas break travelling in India. While there I visited Hampi, a history-laden town

WELCOME

Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to blog.wāal, the online forum of the team at wraight + associates  [wā] We’ll be posting occasional comment, news, observations and reviews on the likes of landscape, architecture, design and urbanism. blog.wāal will function as a

WELCOME

Nau mai, haere mai! Welcome to blog.wāal, the online forum of the team at wraight + associates  [wā] We’ll be posting occasional comment, news, observations and reviews on the likes of landscape, architecture, design and urbanism. blog.wāal will function as a