May 19, 2017

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No Driving This Daisy

Having recently profiled medium-density housing developments in Australia, we decided it was time to showcase a local developer making their mark on Auckland’s apartment scene. Ockham Residential is behind some of Auckland’s most popular apartment developments. Their journey into medium-density housing  began with the Ockham Building on Sandringham Road, and their impressive portfolio has expanded rapidly and now includes The Isaac […]

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May 12, 2017

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Darren Davis on Road Safety and Pork Chops

In honor of Road Safety Week Aotearoa, we speak with Darren Davis, part of the Auckland Council’s City Centre Design Team and self-confessed ‘transit nerd’, about the state of road safety in Auckland. The theme of this year’s Road Safety Week is ‘speed’ – do you think the design of Auckland’s roads encourages speeding? While the overall […]

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May 10, 2017

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Universal Design Tool: Putting People at the Centre of Design

The Auckland Design Manual (ADM) team is excited to invite you to test drive their brand new tool. The Universal Design Tool is a free resource that has been created to support architects and designers to take a more human-focused approach to design. Universal Design is all about designing for human diversity, and making buildings […]

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May 5, 2017

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Road Safety Week with Urbanist George Weeks

Road Safety Week Aotearoa begins tomorrow and runs through until 14 May. While road safety should be a priority year-round for all road users, it’s important that awareness of the issue is raised in our often car-centric city. We spoke with George Weeks, formerly of Transport for London and now part of Auckland Council’s City Centre […]

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April 28, 2017

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The Secret to Affordable Apartments: House People not Cars

This week the ADM team get the lowdown from the architects and developers behind some of Australia’s most forward-thinking apartment developments. With construction and land costs escalating exponentially over the last couple of decades in Auckland, the demand for more affordable housing options has never been more pressing.  Apartments are often heralded as the solution to our housing […]

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