Archinect - News 2014-10-24T11:55:24-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/98495028/christchurch-s-replacement-cathedral-has-boosted-a-fledgling-furniture-sector Christchurch's replacement cathedral has boosted a fledgling furniture sector Alexander Walter 2014-04-22T13:52:00-04:00 >2014-04-28T19:27:10-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/8e/8e96929b3fc743822233a460c3c7f431.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Two years after the 2011 earthquake destroyed Christchurch's neo-Gothic cathedral, the building has been resurrected. It has also undergone something of a public transfiguration. [...] In the past few years cardboard has also become increasingly popular in small-scale design. Hipster boutiques, museum gift shops and high profile public events such as the State of Design Festival now stock cardboard lighting, storage units, stools and kids' toys.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/90763576/anything-goes-as-christchurch-rebuilds Anything goes as Christchurch rebuilds Alexander Walter 2014-01-08T15:36:00-05:00 >2014-01-13T17:10:53-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/57/574c4acc0601adf7330ce70038bd4d0b.jpg" width="514" height="289" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>The disaster that reduced Christchurch to rubble has given rise to a spirit of art and enterprise, writes Tijana Jaksic. [...] Nearly three years on from the devastating earthquake that shook the city, it's clear that Christchurch will never be the same. But the city is embracing the chance to not only rebuild, but completely reinvent itself.</p></em><br /><br /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> http://archinect.com/news/article/78853518/shigeru-ban-s-cardboard-cathedral-opens-in-christchurch Shigeru Ban's Cardboard Cathedral opens in Christchurch Justine Testado 2013-08-07T11:29:00-04:00 >2013-08-14T12:00:08-04:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/b2/b2h9gpu8nspnfl5q.jpg" width="514" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p> The Cardboard Cathedral in Christchurch, New Zealand opened its doors to the public for the first time on August 6. Designed by Japanese architect, <a href="http://www.shigerubanarchitects.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Shigeru Ban</a>, the cathedral is a temporary replacement of the original Christchurch Cathedral, the city's symbol that was destroyed by a 6.3-magnitude earthquake in February 2011. Construction delays prevented the cathedral from opening on its original deadline in February.<br><br><img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/7j/7jyyerpqh1rmzq62.jpg" title=""><br><br> Ban's Cardboard Cathedral is nowhere close to the original gothic revival design done by British architect George Gilbert Scott during the later half of the 19th century. The transition structure is in the middle of an ongoing debate whether the new cathedral's permanent design should be a restoration, a modern reinterpretation, or a completely new building.</p> <p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/25/259d5tg6b3f4yrhi.jpg" title=""></p> <p> The Cardboard Cathedral's triangular frame of 98 cardboard-encased LVL beams enclose a multi-functional main hall that can accommodate up to 700 people for church events. In addition to cardboard--a reporte...</p>