Consultant Neil Purdie talks energy efficiency in commercial buildings.
Does Australia’s energy rating scheme for houses actually encourage the use of air-conditioning?
Joby Barham discusses the design for a 600-hectare park on the banks of China’s Yangtze River.
Kelly Henderson suggests “the suburb is a crack house”.
Local and international experts come together to discuss the critical role of design in the future of healthcare.
Houses talks to Shay Brazier of Evident Connect, a building performance consultancy that evolved from the Zero Energy House project.
In Malaysia’s Sarawak rainforest, Unitec’s Renee Davies experiences a cultural landscape like no other.
Bill McKay finds an addition to the “21st-century genre of hagiographic publications.”
AECOM’s Glenn Jowett discusses the urgency around the uptake of Building Information Modelling (BIM).
A mid-range hotel achieves the mood of a four-star equivalent thanks to clever design and… fresh bread.
Retail spaces are transforming an industrial enclave off Auckland’s Ponsonby Road into a vibrant fashion hub.
When Sir Ian Athfield won the NZIA Gold Medal in 2004, Architecture New Zealand asked eight architects to share some words about the architectural icon.
With seven New Zealand projects short-listed for WAF 2014, our architects were out in force in Singapore.
Sarosh Mulla suggests that city growth is “not about cramming low-quality, prison-like quarters into every nook and cranny.”
The fractured laneways and decentralised spaces of Melbourne’s Federation Square provide inspiration for Christchurch.
Urbis’ annual round-up of the very best products, places and people.
Interior magazine explores the local food-truck scene.
John Sacks reviews on one of the world’s largest office and object trade shows.
Architecture New Zealand magazine reviews a new book about the Transitional Cathedral and its architect.
Chris Kelly suggests ways architects can remind the public that architecture is essential to the quality of civic life.
Graeme Birkhead of Arrow International says solving Auckland’s housing crisis will require an overhaul of the status quo.
On a tour of Japan, Sam Daysh is awe-struck by the fine attention to detail he discovers in its architecture.
Architect Guy Marriage muses on the New Zealand Transport Agency’s contentious Basin Bridge (flyover) proposal.
Stephen Olsen learns from a city that does density well.
Graduate landscape architect Steffan Kraberger muses on the inherent narratives of this well-traversed landscape.
Architecture student Sam Aislabie envisages the kind of city we want Auckland to become 50 years from now.
Urbis reviews a book about some of Australia’s most iconic residential dwellings.
No winter hibernation for the Longbush volunteers.
Julian O’Sullivan, manager of Opus Architecture, discusses issues surrounding the adaptive reuse of whole buildings.
Dean Mackenzie and Hamish Monk discuss how our culture divorces architects from the process of architectural selection.
Landscape Architecture New Zealand reports on the 2014 NZILA Conference.
Jonathan Smith talks about what he loves in his new workspace on Auckland’s College Hill.
Progressive Building talks to the experts about the complexities of seismically strengthening unreinforced masonry buildings.
Matt Wilson and ‘Team Niue’ have finished their ambitious two-week construction of a new facility for Niue Foou Hospital.
Simon van Praag muses on the growing global interconnectivity of placemaking and urban design.
Matt Wilson and team have landed in Niue, now the work really begins.
Houses talks to Ben Sutherland of Makers of Architecture about the next generation of building construction.
Matt Wilson is heading to Niue to build a day-bed facility for hospital patients.
Dr Lee Beattie of The University of Auckland talks about the lack of an ongoing debate around the Auckland Unitary Plan.
The reshaping of Auckland’s downtown area in theory and practice.