Archive | August, 2015

A new look for the Auckland Design Office

August 25, 2015

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  “There’s a growing recognition of the value of design in Auckland”  exclaims Ludo Campbell Reid, Council’s Design Champion and General Manager of the newly emerging design department within Auckland Council.   “In the past few months we’ve been reflecting upon how our design services  can better support the ambitions of the private sector, the council […]

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On show at the HomeShow

August 19, 2015

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We hear a lot about how the council is supposedly holding back housing development. Truth is, we do not build homes but do a lot to help the industry meet this dire need. In September we will be out talking to the public on ways they can build better homes. The Auckland Design Manual team […]

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Best Design Awards Finalist 2015

August 11, 2015

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The ADM team is pleased to announce that we’ve been shortlisted for the upcoming Best Design Awards in the New Zealand’s Best Public Good Design category.   Winners will be announced in October.  So, we’ll keep our fingers and toes crossed! In the meantime,  check out our boards and follow our success online. See Best Awards Finalists – ADM

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Great home design starts with small steps

August 10, 2015

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When I was a kid, the weekend ‘family outing’ usually involved ambling through the neighbourhood and pointing out the homes we liked to each other. My mum was a teacher and I think she loved that me and my brothers were her weekend students. As we walked through Napier, NZ’s art deco capital, my mother […]

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