What are true costs of Auckland’s Central Motorway Junction? Patrick Reynolds muses.
Charlie Gates considers the divisive debate over the Christ Church Cathedral, and who might be appointed to design a new one.
When did the architectural profession relinquish the language of description to real estate agents? Tommy Honey considers.
Bill McKay discusses a new hurdle facing those who wish to study architecture.
Michael Jones, a young Auckland builder, had a bright idea – then saw it through from concept to market.
Artist Gavin Chilcott provides some notes on the process of designing two quite different carpets for Government House.
Leading architects meet with developers, government officials and community advocates at a one-off national workshop.
Kiwis are taking positive steps to improving the health of their homes.
Seismic design: post-tensioned timber-framed buildings – a Kiwi innovation from the University of Canterbury.
Don’t design for disability – innovate with it, advises Lynne Elvins.
Artichoke editor Penny Craswell looks at the highlights of the 2012 edition of Designex.
This book by Dr Russell Walden’s shares some of the concerns and aspirations of Rudolf Wittkower’s work.
One reader is critical of architect-designed schemes planned for the city’s rebuild.
Matthew Glubb, Mike Thomas and Joseph Muir sit down and answer some questions about the process.
Unitec’s architecture students and their tutor, Lester Mismash, designed and built an installation in The Cloud.
Interior magazine’s roving correspondent pops into Italy to check out the new wave of film production.
Architectural façades have been taking cues from another sort of skin art – the tattoo, as Nicole Stock explains.
Sue Wake offers a bouquet to designers that have attempted to transform playgrounds.
A carefully considered design approach by Helen & Hard.
Matter architect Jonathan Smith reflects on what has been achieved throughout the four year construction saga.
During Christchurch’s 22 February earthquake, the façade of a heritage building collapsed, killing 12 people.
Tommy Honey finds that you can make functional public architecture a lot of fun.
Connal Townsend, chief executive of Property Council New Zealand, is cautiously optimistic that this year will see growth.
A great tome on how to get plenty of house on to just a little bit of land.
The book considers how we subconsciously perceive colours and how those perceptions can influence what we buy and feel.
Artichoke editor Penny Craswell considers Australia’s burgeoning furniture design scene.
The 2012 Milan Furniture Fair is already in full swing and there is plenty of eye candy around to whet the appetite.
An overview of completed and under-construction projects in Christchurch.
Six architecture students describe their experiences in Haiti while working on projects for NGO Architecture for Humanity.
Peter Beaven takes us back in time to when new ideas about architecture were taking shape.
Stephen Olsen reports from Urbanism Downunder, a gathering of 100 practitioners committed to discussing ways our cities work.
Matthew Glubb, Mike Thomas and Joseph Muir sit down and answer some questions about the redevelopment process.
In preparation for Milan Design Week 2012 here is a snippet of Ron Gilad’s work that he will be exhibiting.
‘Resident’ is due to make its debut appearance at this years Milan Design Week.
Wellington recently hosted a ‘hotbed of discussion’ focused on low-carbon economies and sustainable cities.
Design lovers and enthusiasts turned up on 24 March for a day of fun and inspiration.
Mr Bigglesworthy’s Emma Eagle takes a look at some of the finest mid-century modern furniture designs to grace our shores.
This intimate, compressed and formal space confidently re-energises a historical townhouse by letting the light in.
Skateboarding vs architecture: A study of public space and materiality in Auckland City.