We’re indebted to the Architectural Centre for pointing out this fascinating architectural time capsule at NZ On Screen. David Mitchell (the architect, not the poet, novelist or comedian) talks us through the debatable delights of Wellington’s 1984 streets in this episode of his series The Elegant Shed.

Marvel at the sparkling mirror-glass towers! Admire Ian Athfield’s funktastic interiors and dashing scarf! Wonder at Roger Walker’s round windows and even rounder bouffant! Delight in the crisp daring lines of Massey House and Futuna Chapel! Be astounded by the "urbanity and drive" of mid-Eighties Wellington, when even the Oaks Arcade looked fresh and enticing!