Tag Archives: Sustainability

Growing Auckland greener through sustainable design

November 24, 2015

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Whether you are renovating, building a stand-alone house, or undertaking a more complex development, using sustainable processes may at first seem complicated, daunting or expensive.   But when you consider your design decisions in a broader context (as part of the Auckland city landscape, as well as over the long-term life of the building) you may […]

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Kāinga Tuatahi, Kupe Street. Episode 2: The Design Development

December 11, 2014

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In this episode, hear from architects Stevens and Lawson, as well as members of Ngāti Whātua, as they explain their design objectives for the development of Kāinga Tuatahi on Kupe Street in Ōrākei. Architects Nicolas Stevens and Gary Lawson elaborate on the distinctive idea of designing community. This includes allowing for more parkland, play-space, vegetable […]

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Kāinga Tuatahi, Kupe Street. Episode 1: Getting Started

December 11, 2014

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Ngāti Whātua has been based in Tāmaki for the last 300 years. Kāinga Tuatahi is a development of 30 medium-density houses designed especially for Ngāti Whātua descendants, many of whom are first-time homeowners. Rather than merely creating a collection of new houses, the project set out to develop a vibrant and dynamic community for Ngāti […]

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Vancouver Cycle Chic

December 10, 2014

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Vancouver’s Chris and Melissa Bruntlett present a fresh perspective on cycling. As the central voice of Vancouver’s emerging citizen cycling movement, they share the triumphs and surprisingly few challenges of their car-free, urban lifestyle. Emphasising utility over speed, and riding in street clothes rather than lycra, Chris and Melissa explain how cycling can be an […]

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