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Sailing back: The saga of Auckland's Vos boatyard restoration

About some boats

Sailing back: The saga of Auckland's Vos boatyard restoration

Working across a sweeping array of projects, Rod Marler, director of design and place at Panuku Development Auckland, stands at the helm of a titanic portion of Auckland’s built future. Yet one special, not so well-known, maritime project where restoration work has just begun is close to his heart.

Global thinking

Despite the Economist’s vote of confidence for Auckland as the Eighth Most Liveable City in the World for 2017, we who live here know city planners must do better. In this piece originally published on the Ray White Damerell Group website, Vicki Holder discusses how the City of Sails can learn from the success Toronto has had in managing growth while making the city more liveable.

Architecture

No big, fat Japanese wrestlers but Oh No Sumo push the boundaries. Taking home silver and gold awards at this year's Best Design Awards for their Paper Sky project and the Cupcake Pavilion, they unleash their unconventional creative thinking and tell us why they'd like to splash themselves in paint.

Architecture

The final building in Auckland’s six Rhubard Lane group is the aptly named No. 6 Rhubarb Lane, by Peddle Thorp Architects. It contains 15 aPods sized between 170 – 506m2 and much of its framework is inspired by New York loft-style apartments in the celebrated Soho district.

Architecture

When the Sandringham Plunket and Playgroup facility burned down as a result of arson one Guy Fawkes night, the community got together to write a brief for a redesign that would be innovative, flexible, contemporary, cost-effective and energy efficient. Strachan Group Architects responded with a building for the Parakete Ora Sandringham Plunket that had the NZIA awards judges in awe.