How can generosity and flexibility effect change in the architecture profession’s notoriously rigid workplace culture?
Abel Feleke reports on how social connections in slum neighbourhoods might inform future architectural interventions.
Partner Content: Intergrain finishes have been used to outstanding effect in this handcrafted, timber-clad interior by Bates Smart.
The first in an ongoing series by Bill McKay and Jason Mann on the long-neglected architecture of the South Pacific.
Guy Marriage investigates the effects of the recent 7.8-magnitude Kaikoura earthquake on Wellington’s city buildings.
From accommodation to cars and furniture: Lynne Elvins explores what the new economies can offer the interior’s world.
Partner Content: Most people think about privacy in terms of other people bothering us, but it’s really about control.
The newly-appointed chair of the World Green Building Council, Lee Siang Tai, discusses how we can create sustainable cities.
New Zealand architects use a wide range of architectural devices to control natural light in the home.
Editor of Architecture New Zealand, Justine Harvey, writes on ensuring architects are credited in the media.
Martin Leitch explores how buildings and the people who run them are being transformed by the digital revolution.
Partner Content: A Steelcase report into how space can help improve student attention, engagement and learning outcomes.
Fabrizio Calenti discusses his company’s quest to turn post-consumer waste products into nylon yarn for the carpet industry.
Are co-working spaces coming of age? Camille Khouri gauges the popularity and feasibility of these peculiar working zones.
Partner Content: A Steelcase research study on the links between employee engagement and workplace satisfaction.
As urban house prices in New Zealand soar, are we in danger of building socially stratified, exclusive cities of privilege?
Skincare company Aesop has used branding, sophisticated e-tailing and in-store experience to build a formidable brand name.
Two Kiwi designers who specialise in sustainable architecture discuss how we can maximise energy efficiency in our homes.
New research discusses how the architectural profession might better support its members through periods of mental illness.
From Airbnb to Lego, new book Spaces for Innovation explores how well-designed workspaces affect creativity.
Katelin Butler examines how a new generation of architects are proposing new, fresh models for architectural practice.
Brendan Cormier and Dr Danielle Thom explore the history and future of the controversial practice of the copy.
Lynne Elvins discusses the lack of diversity in top design roles – and how we can close the gender and diversity gaps.
John Macarthur and Susan Holden use the pavilion as a device to explore the crossover between architecture and the visual arts.
A look at recent changes to the Health and Safety at Work Act, and how architects can avoid running into problems.
What lessons can Pokémon Go teach those charged with shaping public space in the real world?
Exploring the emerging landscapes and hotly contested borders of the South China Sea.
Architects increasingly need to be more savvy when it comes to preventing and resolving disagreements.
In the last Future Thinking instalment, Sarosh Mulla discusses the potential of Virtual Reality technology for architecture.
Partner Content: Workplace experts Unispace believe the traditional office will change irrevocably in as little as five years.
Not since the industrial revolution has the construction industry faced the kind of widespread change that BIM heralds.
Snøhetta’s Kristian Edwards explains the concept behind the ZEB Pilot House, a net positive energy house in Larvik, Norway.
A report on solving design challenges for health through the presence of water.
In school environments, acoustic requirements should be addressed and integrated, right from the start of the design process.
Plant breeder Todd Layt examines some of the best-performing plants for challenging roadside conditions.
James Legge of Six Degrees Architects in Melbourne discusses the sustainable, architect-as-developer Nightingale model.
Architect Rebecca McLaughlan expresses her concern “for the stories we are silencing within the Christchurch rebuild”.
Lynne Elvins explores the seemingly unlikely connection between virtual reality and interiors.
A review of a selection of influential publications written about the New Zealand-designed landscape since the 1890s.
The final installation of commentary from those involved in rebuilding the city five years after the Canterbury earthquakes.