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New Places That Reflect Our Faces

June 23, 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.  This week, we’re celebrating  Matariki by showcasing the ADM’s latest Māori design case studies which feature projects from across Tāmaki Makaurau. Each of these case studies explores the co-design process undertaken by  Mana […]

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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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Housing the Homeless

June 2, 2017

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Winter is upon us and for those who don’t have a roof over their head the transition into the wet and cold season can be a difficult and often dangerous time.  It’s not a new issue, but in Auckland it’s getting worse. New figures show approximately 1 in 100 Aucklanders are homeless and the figure unfortunately looks set to […]

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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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