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

July 10, 2017

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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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Your guide to delivering a safer city

June 30, 2017

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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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Made in Tāmaki Makaurau

June 16, 2017

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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.  To mark this occasion we’ll be showcasing recent projects from across Tāmaki Makaurau where Mana Whenua and designers have worked together to deliver landmark developments for our city.   To kick things […]

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Public Spaces for Everyone, Including the Homeless

June 9, 2017

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Following on from our look at possible housing solutions for Auckland’s homeless, this week we focus on our public spaces and how they can be designed for everyone to enjoy, including people who are homeless. When you haven’t got a place of your own to call home, options for places to safely and comfortably spend the night […]

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Federal Street…from Auckland to ‘Walkland’

March 1, 2017

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It’s Walking School Bus Week across Auckland and the ADM is tackling the issue of walkability in the city. Following on from last week’s post on why Auckland should be more walkable, we look at one of the recent walkability success stories – the upgrade of Federal Street. Federal Street was once a back end service street with […]

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