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5 Things To Consider With Small-Scale Subdivision

March 20, 2015

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Here’s another video about the Newell Street project, as seen on The Block TV series.  Here the architects present their five key steps to consider when approaching small-scale subdivision. 1) Review the constraints of the site. To get the best value from the site make sure you consider issues such as solar orientation, the relationship with the neighbouring houses and […]

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Subdivision and Home Design Go Hand in Hand

March 11, 2015

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Ever wondered why next door’s window is looking directly into your living space? Why the neighbours home casts your deck in shadow for most of the day? Is your house supported by an impressively high retaining wall? Did you find that the driveway ended up paving over much of the precious green space around your […]

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Fixing Auckland’s Transport: the 10-year budget debate

March 10, 2015

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Aucklanders live in the fastest growing region in the country. If we are to avoid crippling congestion in the future, Auckland’s transport system requires serious consideration and some hefty investment over the next ten years. This Auckland Conversation: ‘Fixing Auckland’s Transport – The 10-Year Budget’ presents the choices currently being presented by Auckland Council to […]

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We are the Auckland Design Office

February 26, 2015

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Here’s brief video that explains the role of the Auckland Design Office. Meet our managers and team leaders and find out more about the work we do at Auckland Council to help support Auckland as a design-led city. Click the link below to watch: Auckland Design Office Video

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Lessons for Auckland from the streets of NYC

December 12, 2014

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Janette Sadik-Khan served as the Commissioner of the New York City Department of Transportation. She oversaw a budget of more than $2 billion, managed 4700 employees, and was responsible for the operation and maintenance of 6300 miles of streets and highways, 800 bridges, 1.3 million street signs, 300,000 street lights and 12,000 signalised intersections, as well […]

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