As is Where is

As is Where is add

The sale of 'as is where is' homes in Christchurch has become a common sight. Some are tidied up and turned into rentals; others are sought after for their land and a lucky number are being transformed and given a new lease on life. In this week's defign blog we share the story of an earthquake casualty that caught the eye and the passion of a local architectural designer.

Indigeneity is the answer

Indigeneity is the answer add

While benefits are gained from globalisation, the more we borrow from international design trends, the more our cities begin to look like we could be standing anywhere in the world.

Photography by The Designers Institute of New Zealand / Thievery Studio

Designing for an aging population

Designing for an aging population add

An aging population is forcing New Zealand designers to rethink the existing model of aged care facilities.

People and Nature

People and Nature add

The instinctive bond between humans and other living systems inspires Sydney-based Architect, James Stockwell, to create architecture that is grafted to the earth, integrated into the environment and as a result, more durable and enduring.