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The Elegant Shed - 'The Extroverts'

Television (Full Length Episode) – 1984

With dapper architect David Mitchell as tour guide, The Elegant Shed was an influential six-part series looking for the local in NZ architecture. Here Mitchell looks at ‘The Extroverts’: a group of architects who transformed Wellington in the 70s and 80s. Ian Athfield and Roger Walker are interviewed about their projects (Ath’s sprawling hillside house, Walker’s Park Mews flats). He also examines the influence of Austrian emigre Ernst Plischke (Massey House), glass verandas (Oaks Arcade), and exalts in John Scott’s iconic bi-cultural building, Futuna Chapel.

The glassiest and classiest shopping arcade so far here is The Oaks.
– Mitchell on 80s shopping arcades

Key Cast & Crew

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Kerry Fowler

Producer, Director

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John Cathcart

Sound

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David Mitchell

Presenter, Writer

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Christine Munro

Editor

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Fred Goldring

Camera

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Owen Goodwin

Sound

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