Antonia Baker examines the three pillars of a healthy home – ventilation, heating and insulation.
This divergent landscape is the result of evolving collaborations spanning nearly three decades.
Architect Adam Flowers says temporary construction is vital to the development of permanence.
Antonia Baker looks at heritage features that add value, not only character, to an old home.
Roger Hiorns’ hauntingly beautiful Seizure 2008, is now permanently on show in Wakefield.
In this third installment of a major house renovation in Ponsonby, Antonia Baker explores the ups and downs of sourcing 110-year-old kauri flooring.
In this second installment of a major house renovation in Ponsonby Anotnia Baker looks at the design process behind this healthy home makeover.
A major house renovation in Ponsonby aims to create a healthy home benchmark for New Zealanders.
There are no standards relating to below-ground waterproofing in residential dwellings in New Zealand, and it is not a restricted building activity, despite its critical importance.
Ice Lab: New Architecture and Science in Antarctica, an exhibition at the Museum of Science & Industry, Manchester, UK.
A huge percentage of New Zealand buildings fail to comply with fire protection standards.
Unitec’s changes and the questions we face.
Labour spokesperson for building and construction, Shane Jones, says the industry isn’t moving fast enough.
The Canterbury rebuild is providing a catalyst for developments in the roofing industry.
Volunteers have toiled tirelessly over the Christmas period working on the Welcome Shelter at the Longbush Ecosanctuary.
Site works have begun for the Welcome Shelter at the 111ha Longbush Ecosanctuary.
NZGBC’s Rohan Bush says there is a long way to go to ensure Christchurch becomes a truly environmentally focused city.
Andy Davies explains how his mixed-tenancy outfit, Ponsonby Central, came together.
From Maori settlements to colonial times, Philip Smith reflects on New Zealand’s history of dry stone wall construction.
Sarosh Mulla muses on that peculiar architectural trope, the corporate lobby.
A new playground at the National Arboretum Canberra is designed to creatively engage and challenge children.
Artichoke identifies the ten key drivers shaping hospitality and expanding the designer’s role.
David Mitchell reviews Auckland Art Gallery’s California Design, 1930–1965: Living in a Modern Way exhibition.
Resource consent for the Longbush Ecosanctuary Welcome Shelter has been granted.
Rowena Hockin reports on a WAF talk on the topic of longevity in architecture.
Sourcing green materials to comply with the world’s most stringent sustainability measures is proving to be a huge challenge.
Architecture Van Brandenburg is bringing some Kiwi ingenuity to China.
Roving at WAF, Melbourne architect Rowena Hockin asks “where’s the delight in a world without stairs?”.
Chris Bruin reflects on riverside precincts in Seoul and Lyon.
Simon Haines says the Government will take action on construction, as a result of numerous political hot potatoes.
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.