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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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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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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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The Secret to Affordable Apartments: House People not Cars

April 28, 2017

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This week the ADM team get the lowdown from the architects and developers behind some of Australia’s most forward-thinking apartment developments. With construction and land costs escalating exponentially over the last couple of decades in Auckland, the demand for more affordable housing options has never been more pressing.  Apartments are often heralded as the solution to our housing […]

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