July 21, 2017

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Generation Zero on Auckland’s Housing Shortage

This week the ADM team get the lowdown from Generation Zero about the implications of the housing crisis on Auckland’s younger generations. House prices are high, supply is low, and the sheer thought of the money required for a deposit is enough to send a shiver down one’s spine. This issue is of particular concern to Aucklanders […]

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July 17, 2017

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What’s the Buzz? Becoming the World’s Safest City for Bees

Bees play a vital role in the production of our food, as well as the functioning of our ecosystems. A recent decline in the global bee population means that now, more than ever, we need to protect and support our helpful little friends. This week, we speak with For the Love of Bees, a local organisation on […]

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July 10, 2017

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SKHY’s the Limit: Cheshire Architects Discuss their Newest Apartment Development

Known for their extensive work redesigning and re-imagining some of Auckland’s most celebrated spaces, including the Britomart Precinct and City Works Depot, Cheshire Architects have recently turned their design focus to transforming old into new, redeveloping a former office tower into quality density living with their SKHY Apartments. Don’t be surprised if you double-take the first time you […]

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June 30, 2017

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Your guide to delivering a safer city

The Auckland Design Manual team are proud to launch a new design guide that promotes safety and crime prevention in the design of our built environment. Safety is an often overlooked part of the design process. The emphasis of design in the built environment is often the ‘look’, rather than the ‘feel’ – how safe will […]

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June 23, 2017

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New Places That Reflect Our Faces

The 2017 Matariki Festival is upon us. The festival marks the dawning of the Māori New Year and will be running until the 2nd of July.  This week, we’re celebrating  Matariki by showcasing the ADM’s latest Māori design case studies which feature projects from across Tāmaki Makaurau. Each of these case studies explores the co-design process undertaken by  Mana […]

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