Archive | December, 2014

Kāinga Tuatahi, Kupe Street. Episode 2: The Design Development

December 11, 2014

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In this episode, hear from architects Stevens and Lawson, as well as members of Ngāti Whātua, as they explain their design objectives for the development of Kāinga Tuatahi on Kupe Street in Ōrākei. Architects Nicolas Stevens and Gary Lawson elaborate on the distinctive idea of designing community. This includes allowing for more parkland, play-space, vegetable […]

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Kāinga Tuatahi, Kupe Street. Episode 1: Getting Started

December 11, 2014

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Ngāti Whātua has been based in Tāmaki for the last 300 years. Kāinga Tuatahi is a development of 30 medium-density houses designed especially for Ngāti Whātua descendants, many of whom are first-time homeowners. Rather than merely creating a collection of new houses, the project set out to develop a vibrant and dynamic community for Ngāti […]

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Blake Greens Apartments, Millwater. Episode 3: Work Starts on Site

December 10, 2014

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In this episode, the builders and on-site project manager begin work on site. Hear from the Horncastle Homes team as they discuss the features, benefits, and challenges of this type of housing development and the way in which all the design elements have been carefully considered to minimise any maintenance and Body Corporate costs and […]

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Blake Greens Apartments, Millwater. Episode 2: The Design Development

December 10, 2014

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In this episode, the architects, urban designers, and project managers involved in developing the Blake Green apartments discuss the details of the design, what makes this project unique, distinctive points of difference, and the ways in which this new development caters to a range of different buyers’ needs – from young couples to families, to […]

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Blake Greens Apartments, Millwater. Episode 1: Getting Started

December 10, 2014

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Millwater is a new residential development situated in the Orewa Estuary to the west of Orewa. Comprising mainly residential houses, the development was initiated three years ago. In contrast to the predominantly two- and three-bedroom houses in the Millwater area, Blake Greens apartments are a development made up mainly of two-bedroom apartments, designed to be […]

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