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.
Lucy Marczyk of Nexus gives the interior designer’s rap on the Milan Furniture Fair.
A development department gets to play at work.
Sarosh Mulla talks craft with the architects of the American Folk Art Museum, now topical for all the wrong reasons.
An Auckland home is a case study in how a combination of vivid hues can work wonderfully well.
CCANZ chief executive, Rob Gaimster, says the benefits of concrete roading cannot be overlooked in the current climate.
Penny Craswell reports on her final day in Milan, spent at the Zona Tortona.
Penny Craswell visits the courtyard gardens of Spazio Rossana Orlandi and 10 Corso Como, and Brera design district.
Penny Craswell reports on day two of the 2013 Milan Furniture Fair from the new Rho Pero fairgrounds.
Progressive Building finds out why the belt is fast being tightened around the LBP scheme.
Portland v San Fran: which is the “greenest” city? Steven Olsen reports back from Auckland’s Green Property Summit.
Squidsoup have designed and installed four thousand-plus balls of light and video for the Royal Society of New Zealand.
The world-first use of a round timber structural system is attracting interest from around the globe.
Manufacturers of building materials believe CodeMark is a step towards guaranteeing quality and faster consents.
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.