Architecture Week 2016: photo essay

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Opening night of Architecture Week 2016 in Auckland.

Opening night of Architecture Week 2016 in Auckland. Image: Joe Hockley

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Opening night of Architecture Week 2016 in Auckland.

Opening night of Architecture Week 2016 in Auckland. Image: Joe Hockley

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Opening night programmes.

Opening night programmes. Image: Joe Hockley

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Opening night of AW2016. Lindley Naismith (NZIA Auckland branch chair), Stuart Harrison (keynote speaker), Michael Thomson (NZIA Auckland branch treasurer) and Andrew Barrie.

Opening night of AW2016. Lindley Naismith (NZIA Auckland branch chair), Stuart Harrison (keynote speaker), Michael Thomson (NZIA Auckland branch treasurer) and Andrew Barrie. Image: Joe Hockley

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"New City Architecture: New Multi–Unit housing in Auckland" exhibition. The exhibition presents a range of multi-unit projects by Auckland architecture practices.

“New City Architecture: New Multi–Unit housing in Auckland” exhibition. The exhibition presents a range of multi-unit projects by Auckland architecture practices. Image: Joe Hockley

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"New City Architecture: New Multi–Unit housing in Auckland" exhibition. Runs 19–25 September at Britomart.

“New City Architecture: New Multi–Unit housing in Auckland” exhibition. Runs 19–25 September at Britomart. Image: Joe Hockley

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"New City Architecture: New Multi–Unit housing in Auckland" exhibition. Runs 19–25 September at Britomart.

“New City Architecture: New Multi–Unit housing in Auckland” exhibition. Runs 19–25 September at Britomart. Image: Joe Hockley

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Zurich House exhibition of NZIA Auckland Award-winning projects. Runs all week, at Zurich House.

Zurich House exhibition of NZIA Auckland Award-winning projects. Runs all week, at Zurich House. Image: Joe Hockley

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Zurich House exhibition of NZIA Auckland Award winning projects. Runs all week, at Zurich House.

Zurich House exhibition of NZIA Auckland Award winning projects. Runs all week, at Zurich House. Image: Joe Hockley

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A+W•NZ Timeline, runs Monday 19 – Sunday 25 September at Silo 6 Gallery, Wynyard Quarter.

A+W•NZ Timeline, runs Monday 19 – Sunday 25 September at Silo 6 Gallery, Wynyard Quarter. Image: Joe Hockley

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A+W•NZ Timeline, runs Monday 19 – Sunday 25 September at Silo 6 Gallery, Wynyard Quarter.

A+W•NZ Timeline, runs Monday 19 – Sunday 25 September at Silo 6 Gallery, Wynyard Quarter. Image: Joe Hockley

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The NZILA "Landscape as Infrastructure" exhibition, runs all week at Silo 6.

The NZILA “Landscape as Infrastructure” exhibition, runs all week at Silo 6. Image: Joe Hockley

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"Homeness" exhibition, runs all week at Silo 6. The exhibition aims to depict a rough-sleeper’s perception of the city.

“Homeness” exhibition, runs all week at Silo 6. The exhibition aims to depict a rough-sleeper’s perception of the city. Image: Joe Hockley

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"The Portal" exhibition. Runs Monday 19 – Sunday 25 September at both Manukau Civic Square and Silo 6 Gallery, Wynyard Quarter.

“The Portal” exhibition. Runs Monday 19 – Sunday 25 September at both Manukau Civic Square and Silo 6 Gallery, Wynyard Quarter. Image: Joe Hockley

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Audience enjoying the Stuart Harrison keynote lecture in Auckland, held Monday 19 September at AUT University.

Audience enjoying the Stuart Harrison keynote lecture in Auckland, held Monday 19 September at AUT University. Image: Joe Hockley

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Fast Forward lecture: Roger Walker speaks on affordable architecture. Held Wednesday 21 September at The University of Auckland Engineering Lecture Theatre.

Fast Forward lecture: Roger Walker speaks on affordable architecture. Held Wednesday 21 September at The University of Auckland Engineering Lecture Theatre. Image: Joe Hockley

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Fast Forward lecture: Roger Walker speaks on affordable architecture. Held Wednesday 21 September at The University of Auckland Engineering Lecture Theatre.

Fast Forward lecture: Roger Walker speaks on affordable architecture. Held Wednesday 21 September at The University of Auckland Engineering Lecture Theatre. Image: Joe Hockley

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Envision co-housing breakfast forum, held at Studio One Toi Tū in Grey Lynn on Thursday 22 September.

Envision co-housing breakfast forum, held at Studio One Toi Tū in Grey Lynn on Thursday 22 September. Image: Joe Hockley

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Co-housing model at the Envision co-housing breakfast forum, held at Studio One Toi Tū in Grey Lynn on Thursday 22 September.

Co-housing model at the Envision co-housing breakfast forum, held at Studio One Toi Tū in Grey Lynn on Thursday 22 September. Image: Joe Hockley

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Displays at the Envision co-housing breakfast forum. A look at the Auckland Cohousing Group (ACG), which is working towards affordable, sustainable and people-friendly housing.

Displays at the Envision co-housing breakfast forum. A look at the Auckland Cohousing Group (ACG), which is working towards affordable, sustainable and people-friendly housing. Image: Joe Hockley

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Fringe Benefits? event on Friday 23 Sept, organised by <em>ArchitectureNZ</em> magazine and Resene. Panel discussion with Pip Cheshire, Patrick Reynolds, Bill McKay and more.

Fringe Benefits? event on Friday 23 Sept, organised by ArchitectureNZ magazine and Resene. Panel discussion with Pip Cheshire, Patrick Reynolds, Bill McKay and more. Image: Joe Hockley

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Fringe Benefits? event at Bishop Selwyn Chapel. Fritha Hobbs of the NZIA Auckland branch speaking.

Fringe Benefits? event at Bishop Selwyn Chapel. Fritha Hobbs of the NZIA Auckland branch speaking. Image: Joe Hockley

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The venue for the Fringe Benefits? event was the stunning Fearon Hay-designed Bishop Selwyn Chapel at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland.

The venue for the Fringe Benefits? event was the stunning Fearon Hay-designed Bishop Selwyn Chapel at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell, Auckland. Image: Alexander Goh

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Resene and <em>ArchitectureNZ</em> magazine organised the Fringe Benefits? event.

Resene and ArchitectureNZ magazine organised the Fringe Benefits? event. Image: Alexander Goh

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Patrick Reynolds of the Transport Blog speaking at Fringe Benefits?

Patrick Reynolds of the Transport Blog speaking at Fringe Benefits? Image: Alexander Goh

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Panel discussion at the Fringe Benefits? event on Friday 23 September.

Panel discussion at the Fringe Benefits? event on Friday 23 September. Image: Alexander Goh

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Some humour at the Fringe Benefits? event.

Some humour at the Fringe Benefits? event. Image: Alexander Goh

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Interior of Moller-designed ASB Waterfront Theatre, part of the NZGBC & <em>Interior</em> magazine Walking Tour in Auckland on Sunday 25 September.

Interior of Moller-designed ASB Waterfront Theatre, part of the NZGBC & Interior magazine Walking Tour in Auckland on Sunday 25 September.

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Interior of ASB Waterfront Theatre, as part of the NZGBC & <em>Interior</em> magazine Walking Tour in Auckland on Sunday 25 September.

Interior of ASB Waterfront Theatre, as part of the NZGBC & Interior magazine Walking Tour in Auckland on Sunday 25 September.

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Renowned American artist Leo Villareal 
created a three-storey LED light installation for the ASB Waterfront Theatre interior.

Renowned American artist Leo Villareal created a three-storey LED light installation for the ASB Waterfront Theatre interior.

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Architecture Disruptors at City Gallery Wellington, Adam Auditorium on 19 September.

Architecture Disruptors at City Gallery Wellington, Adam Auditorium on 19 September.

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Bill McKay presents City Talks: Worship, a history of New Zealand Church Design on Monday 19 September at City Gallery Wellington.

Bill McKay presents City Talks: Worship, a history of New Zealand Church Design on Monday 19 September at City Gallery Wellington.

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Australian architect Stuart Harrison presents a keynote lecture at City Gallery Wellington on 21 September.

Australian architect Stuart Harrison presents a keynote lecture at City Gallery Wellington on 21 September. Image: Suchita Jain

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Australian architect Stuart Harrison presents a keynote lecture at City Gallery Wellington on 21 September.

Australian architect Stuart Harrison presents a keynote lecture at City Gallery Wellington on 21 September. Image: Suchita Jain

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NAWIC exhibition and 20 Years Celebration, 17 Tory Street, Wellington. 22 September.

NAWIC exhibition and 20 Years Celebration, 17 Tory Street, Wellington. 22 September.

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Open Studios, Wellington.

Open Studios, Wellington. Image: Matthew Jeng

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Open Studios, Wellington.

Open Studios, Wellington. Image: Matthew Jeng

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Open Studios, Wellington.

Open Studios, Wellington. Image: Suchita Jain

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Waterfront Discovery Tour, Wellington. Took place on Saturday 24 September.

Waterfront Discovery Tour, Wellington. Took place on Saturday 24 September. Image: Matthew Jeng

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Keynote speaker Stuart Harrison talks on Thursday 22 September at the Great Hall Arts Centre, Christchurch.

Keynote speaker Stuart Harrison talks on Thursday 22 September at the Great Hall Arts Centre, Christchurch.

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HOME/Women in Architecture panel discussion, Tuesday 20th Sept, at Warren and Mahoney office foyer in Christchurch.

HOME/Women in Architecture panel discussion, Tuesday 20th Sept, at Warren and Mahoney office foyer in Christchurch.

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Architecture Week 2016s theme is ‘Housing the Future’, and it’s certainly true that housing – whether it’s the lack of, affordability, quality or type – is the word on everyone’s lips. As prospects for affordable home ownership diminish for many, difficult conversations are needed about how we design and build, the nature of our cities and how we live in them. 

Architecture Week is an initiative of the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) working in collaboration with a number of other organisations interested in improving the quality of our towns and cities. It took place across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch from 19 to 25 September.

Auckland Architecture Week was organised by architectural members of NZIA Auckland branch including: Lindley Naismith, Michael Thomson, Jo Aitken, Fritha Hobbs, Sam Boanas, Sianne Smith and Bobby Shen, in partnership with local institutions and practices.

Architecture Week in Wellington was organised by a number of organisations, including NAWIC, PrefabNZ, NZIA Wellington Branch, Architecture + Women, ADNZ, The Architectural Centre and many other practices and volunteers.

The Christchurch Architecture Week was organised by Tim Nees, with help from Mike Callaghan, Maria Chen, Chloe Coles, David Sheppard, David Smith, Colin Corsbie and Julian O’Sullivan, alongside local practices.

After another successful Architecture Week, we showcase a selection of images from activities, exhibitions and events across Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.

See the slideshow above for images and visit the Architecture Week 2016 website for more information on all events across the country.


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