Tag Archives: Stormwater

Grow your own leafy green Auckland

April 26, 2016


The practice of adorning buildings with plants has been around for a long time. Modern green roofs were pioneered in Germany in the 1960s, and vertical planting has been around in different forms for centuries. Most notably in the last two decades green architecture, also known as ‘building integrated planting’ (BIP) has expanded and diversified. […]

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Two key stormwater documents are now live on the ADM

December 14, 2015


Guideline document GD2015/004: Water Sensitive Design for Stormwater (known as GD04), and the revised Stormwater Code of Practice (SWCoP),  are now live on the Auckland Design Manual. The Stormwater Code of Practice is Chapter 4 of Auckland Council’s Code of Practice for Land Development and Subdivision. It provides the minimum standards for the design and construction of stormwater systems […]

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The Answer Lies in the Soil

March 27, 2015


The 1980’s left the mantra of “indoor outdoor flow” ringing in our ears as it fuelled Auckland’s sprawl to the far reaches of suburbia in pursuit of threshold free living.  For a generation of home owners that dream soured as they struggled to establish a garden on a dusting of topsoil spread over heavily compacted […]

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