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Celebrate the beauty of bungalows

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27 August 2015

Celebrate the beauty of bungalows


If you love architecture, heritage and home renovations, the Albert-Eden Bungalow Festival is the perfect opportunity to indulge your interests.

Next month’s festival gives members of the public the rare opportunity to take a look inside four beautiful renovated bungalows, with renovations designed by architects Megan Edwards, Roberta Johnston and Malcolm Walker.

The tour, guided by Nicole Stock, editor of Bungalow: From Heritage to Contemporary, is part of a programme of architecture and heritage-related events taking place from 24-27 September.

Bungalow houses, which are common in the Albert-Eden area, feature lead-light bay windows, shingles, inglenooks and lower-pitched roofs than the villas that preceded them.

“The Bungalow Festival is a fantastic opportunity for the community to celebrate our heritage and enjoy our nationally significant architecture,” says Albert-Eden Local Board member and arts portfolio lead Helga Arlington.

“There are lots of activities for people to take part in and we look forward to seeing the community get involved.”

The festival’s opening event on Thursday, 24 September, will feature architects, designers and heritage experts sharing their knowledge and insights, including Jeremy Salmond, Megan Edwards, Tony Van Raat, Patrick Reynolds, Graeme Burgess, Jade Kake, Tony Barnes and artist Jacqueline Fahey.

You can also enjoy a weekend of activities in the area, including a walking tour and workshops to learn how to digitally archive old photographs and documents by using a DIY scanning booth.

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A Self-Guided Heritage Trail app will be launched in mid-September for the festival, allowing people to take self-guided tours of “bungalowed” areas.

The Albert-Eden Youth Board is also creating a photography exhibition called Our Place, featuring photographs of young people with their favourite local examples of built heritage, showing their pride in “their place”. It will be on display at the Point Chevalier Library on 25 and 26 September.

Visit aucklandcouncil.govt/events for more information on the festival.

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