NZIQS president, Julian Mace, says cost escalation will happen, but what we don’t know is when.
Helen Frances visits an addition to Wellington’s green building circle, the Sustainability Trust Building.
Minister for Small Business, John Banks, talks about the opportunities ahead, and making the most of technology.
A thirteen-year journey to preserve part of New Zealand’s diminishing low-land forest ecology is beginning to bear fruit.
Is the focus on protecting loss of life detrimental to the long-term resilience of New Zealand’s commercial building stock?
Andrew Patterson discovers the numerous architectural ‘moments’ at the 2013 Venice Art Biennale.
Colin Martin reviews the Serpentine Pavilion in London by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto.
Consultant James Calder discusses how shifting work styles and technology are changing the legal workplace.
Simon Bush-King discovers two very different restaurants that take unusual surface treatments to higher levels.
David Mitchell contrasts China’s attitude to housing with our own here in New Zealand.
Dr Lynn Churchill reports on the Design Speaks: Workplace/Worklife Forum, held in August 2013.
Tony van Raat tackles the challenges and possible solutions for achieving quality low-cost housing in New Zealand.
Bill McKay examines the ‘classic’ period of state housing in New Zealand, from an architectural perspective.
With only a fraction of residential dwellings remediated, the range of problems surfacing in leaky buildings is wide-ranging.
A graduate’s view of the 2013 Australia & New Zealand Student Architecture Congress.
Deputy Prime Minister Bill English talks about the Budget 2013, the Christchurch rebuild, and lifting productivity.
David Hayes says managing complexity with simplicity is the only way to improve the quality of building envelopes.
Renée Davies reflects on some key moments of the The IFLA50 World Congress, held in Auckland.
A showcase of 30 years of work by landscape’s pioneer of “new wave naturalism,” Piet Oudolf.
Corporate real estate professionals gathered at the Viaduct Events Centre on 27 June to discuss the future of the industry.
Sydney architect Eoghan Lewis reflects on the 2013 National Architecture Conference – Material.
Stephanie Curran explores the Extended Continental Shelf Act in light of plans to support expansion of undersea activities.
Milton How says less than five per cent of New Zealand buildings comply with a vital seismic standard.
David McDermott muses on landscape works that have a gentler, less invasive bearing.
Neil Challenger discusses temporary landscape interventions in Christchurch.
A damaged Christchurch clock tower now stands as a perpetual reminder of a very poignant moment.
Wellington Waterfront takes a leap of faith on Taranaki Wharf.
Philip Smith reviews Above the Treeline, a book featuring the work of prominent ecologist Alan Mark.
New Zealand artist, Darryn George, updates us on his opening at the Palazzo Bembo gallery’s Venice Biennale collateral show.
A book celebrating homes that architects dream up for themselves.
GreenBeing managing director Paula Hugens says mould caused by internally driven moisture needs to be recognised as an issue.
A review of retail developments in the downtown and Ponsonby areas of Auckland.
Coca-Cola’s bright-red office-cum-training facility is not afraid to shout.
A design that marries classic historical elements with modern ones, whilst retaining the original details.
Progressive Building talks to the experts as a scheme to insulate more than 200,000 homes comes to an end.
Inside an open, studio-like work space with no visible hierarchy.
John Chaplin says repairing quake-damaged homes has the potential to lead to a disaster similar to the leaky homes debacle.
Google’s new UK headquarters in London has more than a touch of British charm.
The DDB Group’s new fit-out marries thoughtful design with candy colours.
David Trubridge is back from a successful showing at Salon Del Mobile.