Urban Design

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.

Future thinking

A proposed radical redesign of Dunedin’s Steamer Basin is gaining momentum, with first step in the project ¬– a bridge – getting funding approval from council. The next step will be gaining public approval. One of the collaborators in the project, Ian Taylor, discusses their vision for the Southern city.

Over and out

Where would we be without bridges? Stranded between two points, gazing forlornly across a vast expanse, presumably. But while we can all appreciate their functionality, they’re also increasingly beautiful. Here are some of Idealog’s favourites.

Urban design

Isthmus, the multidisciplinary design studio behind public projects as diverse as Auckland’s planned neighbourhood Hobsonville Point, the development of the New Plymouth foreshore, and the extension of Wellington’s Oriental Bay, release 'Coast. Country. Neighbourhood. City.', an immaculate book showcasing a selection of its work on the occasion of the studio's 27th anniversary.