Australian Interior Design Awards – celebrating a decade of design excellence 2004–2013.
How a region-wide caffeine addiction spawned an innovative coffee culture and distinct design aesthetic.
Stockholm Design Week has just finished for another year. Here are some highly designed highlights.
A Marlborough winery lives up to the Maori meaning of its name with an arrow-shaped design.
Marcus Veerman’s not-for-profit organization Playground Ideas is helping build playgrounds in developing countries.
A book by landscape architect Edward Hutchison on the importance of hand drawing in landscape architecture.
Lynne Elvins ventures into the washroom, and laments a lack of pliability in design.
Grid emergency shelter by Carter WiIliamson hits the road after its SAF 2012 debut.
New Zealand’s legal framework is unable to recognise the concept of Cultural Heritage Landscapes.
Dutch housing typologies – could they work here? Simon Bush-King ponders our housing shortage and affordability issues.
Changing technologies are driving a shift towards an experimental process-driven design.
Part three in a series looking at regional variations in native plantlife.
Stephen Olsen takes in the launch of the new book, ‘Kiwi Prefab: Cottage to Cutting Edge’
BCITO CEO, Ruma Karaitiana, looks at where tomorrow’s skilled workforce, and its leadership, will come from.
Pages from David Holm’s sketchbook at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Hayley Curnow reviews the Postcards for Perth exhibition at the Australian Urban Design Research Centre in October 2012.
A four-year construction project on College Hill, Ponsonby by Matter architects is finally complete.
In the 2012 World Design Capital of Helsinki, Jennifer McMaster reflects on the Kamppi Chapel of Silence.
Part 2 in a series looking at regional variations in native plant life. Philip Smith takes a look at his own city: Auckland.
Andrew Barrie visits Karuizawa - an area in which almost every significant Japanese architect has produced houses.
Shaun Carter’s 2012 Dulux Study Tour of Berlin.
Garth Falconer muses on the reviews the landscape expression at Gibbs Farm, a 1000-acre private sculpture park.
Professor Andrew Barrie visits northern Japan and reports on the post-tsunami temporary housing by Shigeru Ban.
The ‘green frame’ revisited. Di Lucas looks at a historical forerunner to the blueprint for Chrsictchurch.
From the top – Northland: the first installment in a series looking at regional variations in New Zealand’s native flora.
HY William Chan looks into the Thomas Heatherwick exhibition at the 2012 London Design Festival.
The first day of the Vernissage and a wander through the Arsenale exhibits at the 2012 Venice Biennale.
Dr Andrew Barrie reports on the award winners at the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale and the final day at Palazzo Bembo.
Francesco Bonato and Jack Saunders hear the humble Shigeru Ban in Adelaide.
Andrew Barrie takes a look at some of the work on display across more than 30 national pavilions at the Venice Biennale.
A case study in sustainable design through strategic use of glazing.
A beautiful grand homestead is repaired, restored and reopened for business.
Dr Andrew Barrie presents the finished Familial Clouds New Zealand installation.
More progress on the New Zealand exhibit and a visit from the ‘godfather’ of Japanese architecture.
Industry professionals are worried that substandard assessments of quake-damaged houses are a ticking time bomb.
Part I in a series of updates from the New Zealand exhibition at the 13th International Architecture Biennale.
Nick Collins, CEO of Beacon Pathways, suggests we should be insulating the 110,000 quake-damaged homes in Christchurch.
Along with Wynyard Quarter, development of Auckland’s Britomart Precinct is paving the way for the city’s renaissance.
David Irwin shares five thoughts on the evolution of the naturalistic playspaces designed by Isthmus Group.
What are true costs of Auckland’s Central Motorway Junction? Patrick Reynolds muses.