Jeff Parker, Wood Producers & Manufacturers Association technical manager, talks about the latest advances in timber.
The first installation of commentary from those involved in rebuilding the city five years after the Canterbury earthquakes.
Thousands of Totara tree seeds will be planted for future generations to use, thanks to the Totara Legacy Project.
Bill McKay looks at the technology behind New Zealand’s Future Islands exhibition for the 2016 Venice Architecture Biennale.
With urban house prices so high, the self-funded co-housing model could be an antidote to the market-driven developer model.
Dr Ryan Reynolds and Chloe Waretini are pioneering a radical new participatory model for commercial property development.
We need more cooperation between local stakeholders, community and business involvement when making place shaping decisions.
A look at concrete corrosion and how the industry is working together to combat its steady march.
Lynne Elvins examines the issue of plastics recycling at both ends of the process, and explores design-centric solutions.
Stephen Voyle, founder of Context Architects, discusses sustainability and green building practice in New Zealand.
Do landscape architects have the ability to alter behaviours in the direction of sustainability?
PrefabNZ head Pamela Bell looks at the potential future for innovative demonstration housing villages in New Zealand.
Why does “good” architecture, as judged by architects, rarely have anything to do with “doing good,” wonders Rory Hyde.
To meet the challenges of the 21st century, we need to change the way we conceive, manage and build our cities.
The sketches of Arnika Blount from Jasmax and Harry Street of Creative Spaces finish up our Grand Tour summer series.
Some essential tips to assist in leveraging your market knowledge to position your business as an industry leader.
Plant breeder Todd Layt examines the efficacy of various plants and grasses for erosion control.
The artworks of Sir Miles Warren, David Mitchell and Julie Stout feature in our fifth Grand Tour summer series.
A conversation around the meanings and implications of the recent Making the Culturally Shared Landscape marae-based wānangas.
Thomas Denhardt speaks with some pioneers of ‘PC-guided production’, which is changing construction in New Zealand.
For the fourth Grand Tour summer series, we showcase the sketches of architects Jasper van der Lingen and Gordon Moller.
While people worldwide are discussing COP21, the people of Christchurch are more concerned with their property values.
New developments in architecture and technology are making pure air privately available. We should be concerned.
For the third in the Future Thinking series, Sarosh Mulla reports on Make/Use, a user-focused zero-waste fashion project.
Partner Content: An Interface research study on the relationship between psychological well-being, work environments and employee expectations.
Beautiful works by Pete Bossley and Richard Harris are the focus of the third installation of our Grand Tour summer series.
Justin Foote investigates the role of continuing education within the building and construction industry.
Guy Marriage investigates how technology is, inevitably, influencing the way architecture is designed and constructed.
Megan Ash looks at balancing the reality of development with protection of our country’s most archetypal landscapes.
A weekly series celebrating Kiwi architect and designers’ drawings from abroad. Edwin Elliott and Erica Kenny are up second.
The intricate drawings of Nat Cheshire and John Baker feature in the first of our Grand Tour sketches summer series.
Progressive Building talks to Steel Construction NZ manager Alistair Fussell about the state of the steel industry.
Stephanie Moffitt, design director at Mokum, chats about her expectations for the Heimtextil Trade Fair this January.
Architectural graduate Thomas Denhardt asks whether architecture schools are failing to prepare students for the profession.
Bristol-based architectural practitioner and renewable building entrepreneur Craig White discusses straw bale construction.
Partner Content: A Steelcase paper on reconnecting with the startup mindset without getting weighed down by the sheer scale of a large enterprise.
Green Party co-leader James Shaw on why New Zealand’s sustainability progress has not kept pace with much of the world.
A group of architectural designers at Jasmax are working to promote Māori cultural engagement in design and creative thinking.
The second in a series exploring design research and innovation, compiled by Auckland-based designer, Sarosh Mulla.
A new architectural social enterprise is weaving together youth creativity and community into real-life design projects.