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The Cole Classic 2018

This year we celebrated the 35th year of the Cole Classic. It was a great success, many smiling faces, proud parents and relieved swimmers. We continue to support and participate in this great community event. View video     

CHRIS COLE AT KOROIPITA

Market Stall & Bus Stop for Koripita Village

Chris Cole volunteered to design this market stall/ bus stop for Koripita village. Each morning the kids catch the bus to school and mums and dads to work or the markets, then in the evenings they sell/ trade their produce as everybody is coming home. It functions as a great little community centre, which seems […]

Under the Mandap & before the Hawan Kund

Under the Mandap & Before the Hawan Kund

I was recently invited to attend a Indo-Fijian, Hindu wedding, as you would expect it was a festive occasion with lots of colour, glitter, elaborate frocks, food and piercings. However, one of the most fascinating things about the occasion was the articulation of the wedding space. The ceremony significantly, does not take place within a […]

Tavanipupu thatch

Tavanipupu Thatch

Soga thatch is a fantastic roofing material, it provides great insulation, is entirely organic and if done properly will last a long time. The thatch to the roof of this dining hall on Tavanipupu Resort in the Solomon Islands has lasted over 12 years and looks great. The essential element is to keep the thatching […]

Coral Cathedral

Coral Cathedral

I went with Masi Latianara to Naililili today to view this coral cathedral built in 1902. Masi amongst other things is a Heritage Architect, he has been tasked with the rectification of the cathedral. It is a very big task further complicated by the lack of funds. Interestingly, one of the most significant issues he […]

Old Mill Cottage

Old Mill Cottage

I had lunch today at The Old Mill Cottage a simple modest building in the back streets of Suva, what makes it a most enjoyable place to have lunch is the light. An extended eave over a wide verandah makes for a large open well-shaded space. All around the verandah and right up to the […]