Landscape Architecture

Landscape Architecture

Cracked, unsightly and derelict spaces in Christchurch aren’t uncommon following the September 4th earthquake last year. But a collaborative effort between a number of organisations has been putting a greener and more leisure focused spin on the destruction, turning lonesome city centre sites into public recreational green havens, even if it is only temporary.


Architects, architectural students, graduates, engineers, planners, landscape architects and designers are gathering in Auckland’s St Pauls Street Gallery tonight for the 2010 AAA (Auckland Architecture Association) Cavalier Bremworth Design awards. Recognising the best in unbuilt architecture, the awards feature an impressive line-up of judges, and of course, we'll be bringing you all the winning results.

Landscape Architecture

While some of the country's best design got to strut its stuff at the Best Design Awards last Friday, this week it was the turn of the landscape industry to celebrate with the 2010 Landscapes of Distinction Awards. The biennial awards—this year held in Dunedin’s Larnach Castle—celebrate excellence amongst Landscaping New Zealand members, namely professional landscapers, all of whom have been selected for their high standard of business practice and the quality of their landscaping work. And the results are...

Urban Design

In this segment of 'Auckland’s urban beat from our man on the street', Simon Todd tells us you’d have to have a go go gadget neck or be excpetionally tall in order to notice NZI Centre’s green roof in Auckland’s CBD. But this stand out practice will hopefully soon be sprouting forth at a more accessible, eye-catching level near you.