The 2016 Asia Pacific Architecture Forum took discussion of our region’s cities out into the public realm where it belongs.
Writer, blogger and bicycle enthusiast Jolisa Gracewood muses on this most vibrant celebration of cycling and the city.
Building that remote cabin in the bush without a helicopter budget seems to have gotten a tad easier.
Guy Marriage reviews PARK(ing) Day in Wellington, including overall winner ‘Pecking Space’ by SANNZ students.
Weathering steel has become something of a darling in the architectural world over the past few years. We investigate why.
A review of the RIBA exhibition ‘Creation from Catastrophe’, which runs until 24 April 2016 in London.
In the ten years since construction began, The High Line has become an exemplar for landscape architects worldwide.
Part of the 2015 Taranaki Garden Spectacular, this installation by designer Xanthe White explores the nature of change.
Retail futurist Howard Saunders says that retail businesses need to understand what customers are really looking for.
Contemporary funeral architecture is dignified and minimalistic, with spaces that engage with a fuller range of experience.
An ‘interior landscape’ exhibited at the 2015 Maison et Objet trade fair blurred the lines between technology and nature.
The designer of Point Resolution bridge, Dean Mackenzie, discusses the parametric modelling of this and other bridges.
A review of The Architect as Worker: Immaterial Labor, the Creative Class, and the Politics of Design, edited by Peggy Deamer.
We feature 15 creative projects celebrating the variety of ways that this transparent, reflective material can be utilised.
Matthew Connolly’s White Gem essay won the Secondary School category of the NZIA’s essay-writing competition.
Barnaby Bennett reports on the 8th Intl Conference and Exhibition of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia.
Stuart Taylor’s Slow Metabolism essay won Highly Commended in the Open category of the NZIA’s essay-writing competition.
Kathleen Kinney and Camille Khouri step into the not-too-distant future of hi-tech building and workplace management.
The World Architecture Festival took place in Singapore late last year. Here, Kiwi architects who attended review the event.
Tessa Forde’s essay Heaven’s Embroidered Cloth won the Open category of the Warren Trust Awards 2015.
This newly released book documents 25 projects that express Isthmus’ personal ideology, style and body of work.
Guy Marriage reviews Worship, a book on the architecture of the New Zealand church.
What can we learn from architecture collective Assemble’s prestigious Turner Prize win?
The success of the Interlace at the World Architecture Festival 2015 reflects the current trend of stacked architecture.
Photographer Mickey Smith delves into the history of eighteen libraries gifted to New Zealand and their modern-day uses.
Diane Menzies reflects upon her time spent discovering a dramatic landscape with remarkable similarities to New Zealand.
There is more to this material than carparks and brutalist blocks. Here, we review ten recent outstanding concrete projects.
Social media is reconfiguring our experience of the city and tapping into our appetite for authentic urban experience.
When Lego refused Ai Weiwei its bricks for an upcoming NGV show, he turned to crowdsourcing. A lesson here for city-makers?
Natalie Bradburn, Sam Aislabie and Ryan David Mahon report back from Auckland Architecture Week, held in September.
Matthew Bradbury reviews Living in Paradox: A History of Urban Design across Kainga, Towns and Cities in New Zealand.
A merging of innovative architecture and modern engineering means that contemporary bridges are no longer purely utilitarian.
Does the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial illustrate the emergence of a re-framed “post-modern” architecture?
A review of Spanish architectural practice selgascano’s colourful offering, currently sited in Kensington Gardens, London.
Joel Cayford discusses the Council’s proposed sale of Queen Elizabeth Square in downtown Auckland and its implications.
Fourth-year UoA student Ryan Mahon offers some learnings from an architectural study tour through Spain and Portugal.
25 New Zealand students recently travelled to Melbourne to “collaborate, build and scheme about all things architecture”.
A look at contemporary museum design; as interesting and creative as the cultural and historical artifacts housed within.
Encouraging creativity and innovation in our workplaces requires a new way of thinking as to where and how we work.
The architecture of Japanese houses has developed from imported styles since prehistoric times.