Tag Archives: Housing

BREAKING NEWS – The final vote count is in…

October 5, 2017

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Disclaimer, this is not the election results, but it’s just as exciting. Aucklanders have been voting on the future of their homes, and the results are in. In the past the Auckland home has been synonymous with the villa, the bungalow and the quarter-acre dream. Today, what we picture as a typical Auckland home is changing. The Auckland […]

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EXTENDED – What’s your new Auckland home? Explore the future of Auckland’s housing in Aotea Square (6pm 13th – 10am 22nd Sept).

September 8, 2017

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In the past, our homes have been synonymous with the villa, the bungalow and the quarter-acre dream. Today, with changing lifestyles and a rapidly growing population, what we picture as a typical ‘Auckland Home’ is changing. As a part of the 2017 Festival of Architecture, join the Auckland Design Manual and explore the future of housing […]

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Need help understanding Auckland’s planning rules? The Auckland Design Manual is here to help!

August 4, 2017

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Thinking of building or developing in Auckland? Having trouble understanding the planning standards that apply to your site? Want to avoid the need to apply for resource consent? The Auckland Design Manual has created a resource to help those building or developing under the Unitary Plan, the planning rule book that shapes what you can build […]

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Coming soon…The Easy Guide to the Unitary Plan

November 17, 2016

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What can I build under the Unitary Plan? And what does that look like?​ If you’re thinking of building under the new rules and are looking for the quick guide to the Unitary Plan, then you’ll be pleased to know the Auckland Design Manual’s Easy Guide to the Unitary Plan will be available this December. The Design Manual […]

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Great home design starts with small steps

August 10, 2015

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When I was a kid, the weekend ‘family outing’ usually involved ambling through the neighbourhood and pointing out the homes we liked to each other. My mum was a teacher and I think she loved that me and my brothers were her weekend students. As we walked through Napier, NZ’s art deco capital, my mother […]

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