Archive | May, 2017

Warmer Homes: Six Ways to Keep the Frost Away

May 26, 2017

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With temperatures dropping, Aucklanders are beginning their annual stock up of beanies and woolen socks, requisite winter clothing if you’re a local villa dweller. However, you shouldn’t need to suffer in the cold. The Auckland Design Manual looks at how you can beat the chill by following some simple design solutions. Living in Auckland during winter can be tough […]

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No Driving This Daisy

May 19, 2017

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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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Darren Davis on Road Safety and Pork Chops

May 12, 2017

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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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Universal Design Tool: Putting People at the Centre of Design

May 10, 2017

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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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Road Safety Week with Urbanist George Weeks

May 5, 2017

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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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