Archive | November, 2015

Public art, community, and what can we learn from Chicago?

November 30, 2015

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Public art is one of those ephemeral terms that can include many things from large-scale outdoor sculpture and murals, to street performance.  According to Mary Jane Jacob, public art done well can have very tangible benefits for local communities. In her presentation at an Auckland Conversation she raised a challenging question to our city: “What is […]

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Growing Auckland greener through sustainable design

November 24, 2015

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Whether you are renovating, building a stand-alone house, or undertaking a more complex development, using sustainable processes may at first seem complicated, daunting or expensive.   But when you consider your design decisions in a broader context (as part of the Auckland city landscape, as well as over the long-term life of the building) you may […]

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Embedding Māori design into the very heart of the Council

November 2, 2015

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The Auckland Design Office (ADO) is calling for applicants for an exciting new leadership role in the Region Wide Team: Kaihautū Tākina ngā tohu Ao Māori – Principal Specialist Mana Whenua Urban Design. The ADO acknowledges the integral role Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau have as the custodians of Mātauranga Māori/knowledge for Auckland. This […]

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