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.
A visit to Medellín, to explore how architecture is helping to change what was once one of the world’s most violent cities.
Barnaby Bennett discusses ‘the curious case of convention centres’, and how media affects the way our cities are constructed.
No longer purely a repository of books, today’s libraries are social and information hubs, combining physical with digital.
We denigrate it and try to escape from it, but urban noise might be the contemporary world’s most expressive moment.
Justine Harvey reviews Morphing: A Guide to Mathematical Transformations for Architects and Designers by Joseph Choma.
Though understated, these contemporary crematoria are no less evocative than ornate cathedrals of history.
Daiman Otto from Hampton Jones on creating accessible, sustainable and innovative housing solutions across New Zealand.
Guy Marriage attended a talk on a new library for the people on the island of Bougainville, a province of Papua New Guinea.
Marriage discusses the redevelopment of New Zealand’s National War Memorial Park in Wellington.
A glimpse inside the Supreme Supreme café space, with highlights from Coffee Supreme’s hospitality aesthetic.
Auckland-based architect Phil Smith reviews the World Forum Foundation’s Global Collaborative OnDesign for Children event.
ArchitectureNow looks at the housing crisis situation and potential solutions in Auckland, London and New York.
The inauguration of the Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth ensured that architecture and art truly engaged with the wider public.
Frank Gehry’s first Australian building is known for its daring façade, but the spaces within are its unseen beating heart.