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Mackelvie Street Retail / RTA Studio

20:00 - 19 September, 2018
Mackelvie Street Retail / RTA Studio, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds + 12

Zaha Hadid Architects, Woods Bagot, and Cox Among Finalists Announced for Auckland Tower Competition

12:00 - 6 September, 2018
Zaha Hadid Architects, Woods Bagot, and Cox Among Finalists Announced for Auckland Tower Competition, Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects
Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects

The international design competition to create a new high-rise tower in central Auckland has announced five finalists. The five teams include Warren and Mahoney, Cox Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects, Elenberg Fraser and Woods Bagot. The landmark tower competition is run by Melbourne-based property development company ICD Property. Each of the teams were asked to complete two versions of their design, one following current city Unitary Plan rules and one version that could be built given more open planning parameters.

Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Warren and Mahoney Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Elenberg Fraser Auckland Tower. Image Courtesy of Cox Architecture + 6

Herne Bay Hideaway / Lloyd Hartley Architects

17:00 - 10 August, 2018
Herne Bay Hideaway / Lloyd Hartley Architects, © David Straight
© David Straight

© David Straight © David Straight © David Straight © David Straight + 23

Diocesan School for Girls Music & Drama Centre / McIldowie Partners + Upton Architects

19:00 - 31 July, 2018
Diocesan School for Girls Music & Drama Centre / McIldowie Partners + Upton Architects, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds + 32

Cliff House / Leuschke Kahn Architects

20:00 - 27 April, 2018
Cliff House / Leuschke Kahn Architects, © Sophie Leuschke
© Sophie Leuschke

© Sophie Leuschke © Sophie Leuschke © Sophie Leuschke © Sophie Leuschke + 15

University of Auckland Science Centre / Architectus

20:00 - 22 February, 2018
University of Auckland Science Centre / Architectus, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 35

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Lead Architects

    Patrick Clifford, Malcolm Bowes, Michael Thomson, Carsten Auer, James Mooney, Paul Millard, Alistair Scott, Michael West, Damian McKeown, Manuel Morel, Kirk Smith, Severin Soder, John Baker, Michel Bosauder, Jeremy Chapman, Rebecca Davidson, Kitty Fan, Carmen Fu (model maker), Peter Jeffs, Christian Kim, Eddy Lau, Yi Ting Lau, Joe Murphy, Warren Nicholson, John Strand, Michael Whiteacre, Mark Yong
  • Area

    22000.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2016
  • Photographs

Bishop Selwyn Chapel / Fearon Hay Architects

21:00 - 20 November, 2017
Bishop Selwyn Chapel / Fearon Hay Architects, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds + 28

Extreme Cities: The Densest, Coldest, Remotest, Most Visited (etc) Human Settlements on Earth

09:30 - 14 November, 2017
Hong Kong <a href='https://www.flickr.com/photos/commpilot23/14557847230/in/photolist-obqLN3-bmhgya-f5PRvs-Ywi6Wt-Ddnv6-mwCc2-8yuA8Z-9ZD4xe-4DEWwn-USUqW-4T7iw4-bmheiZ-Ww639P-qQAyRc-5CoLwz-muzCk-qvpjcM-J1Zej-5JEzcq-aCXkva-qqKc8h-Du5DG5-acdVzo-6tZceg-66KGXt-2FEXcB-Ys6tQS-66Q1gW-EEr2ZR-EVCzQT-93zMWG-EtuFRe-4yCKbQ-VsKGNG-nvHcx-bmhaJ4-7UwsRh-eZuyr-9ZFU3w-7LmemC-4Q4W9Z-JMwVS3-bmh5dg-qeZ1p-91Z9Uc-2u9ZMu-93zNjw-9PXwCD-69YHQB-boTF69'> Khush N </a> licensed under <a href='https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/'> CC BY-NC-ND 2.0</a>
Hong Kong Khush N licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Humans are adaptable animals; we have evolved to adjust to, and survive in, many difficult and extreme conditions. In some cases, these extremes are natural, while in other modern cities extreme living situations are created by us, and we are forced to accept and adjust. Here is a list of extreme settlement conditions: some challenging, some wonderful and all of them offering a fascinating insight into how we occupy the planet in 2017.

Tree Villa / matter

17:00 - 22 August, 2017
Tree Villa / matter, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 30

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects in Charge

    Jonathan Smith, John Holley, Phil Howat
  • Area

    300.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2017
  • Photographs

The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

09:30 - 3 July, 2017
The World's Most Expensive Cities in 2017 (And Why They Are So Expensive)

As anyone who has recently attempted apartment-hunting in a major urban area will know, reasonably-priced housing can be difficult to come by for many and salaries don’t always seem to match the cost of living. This gap is contributing to housing crises in developed and developing countries worldwide. People are simply being priced out of cities, where housing has become a commodity instead of a basic human right. Financial speculation and states’ support of financial markets in a way that makes housing unaffordable has created an unsustainable global housing crisis.

Earlier this year the 13th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey was released for 2017, revealing that the number of “severely unaffordable” major housing markets rose from 26 to 29 this year; the problem is getting worse. The study evaluates 406 metropolitan housing markets in nine of the world's major economies and uses the “median multiple” approach to determine affordability. By dividing the median house price by the median household income of an area, this method is meant to be a summary of “middle-income housing affordability.”

Hekerua Bay Residence / Archimedia

20:00 - 14 November, 2016
Hekerua Bay Residence / Archimedia, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds   © Patrick Reynolds   © Patrick Reynolds   © Patrick Reynolds   + 19

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architect in Charge

    Lindsay Mackie
  • Area

    390.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2014

Te Oro / Archimedia

17:00 - 5 September, 2016
Te Oro / Archimedia, © Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Emma Smales © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds + 25

  • Architects

  • Location

    Glen Innes, Auckland 1072, New Zealand
  • Project Team

    Lindsay Mackie, Bernard Makoare, Martin Leung-Wai, Petelo Esekielu, David Thomas, David Fullbrook, Debbie Tikao, Karl Dawe, Russel Pinel, John Pollard
  • Area

    1485.0 m2
  • Project Year

    2015
  • Photographs

Copeland Associates Architects Design New Soccer Clubhouse in Auckland

06:00 - 10 August, 2016
Copeland Associates Architects Design New Soccer Clubhouse in Auckland, Courtesy of Copeland Associates Architects
Courtesy of Copeland Associates Architects

The largest football club in New Zealand, the Three Kings United Football Club, is set to receive a new headquarter and community center at Keith Hay Park in Auckland. Designed by Copeland Associates Architects (CAA), the single storey pavilion sits on a raised plinth to elevate it from the flood plain and gives spectators a greater vantage point over the surrounding sports fields. Comprised of predominantly lightweight, prefabricated elements, the building has a sense of lightness which increases in accordance with its greater transparency at the northern end.

Courtesy of Copeland Associates Architects Courtesy of Copeland Associates Architects Courtesy of Copeland Associates Architects Copeland Associates Architects Design New Soccer Clubhouse in Auckland + 12

Victory Christian Church / DKO

17:00 - 8 August, 2016
Victory Christian Church  / DKO, © Think Photography
© Think Photography

© Think Photography © Think Photography © Think Photography © Think Photography + 6

  • Architects

    DKO
  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Collaborators

    Jasmax
  • Area

    16000.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2012
  • Photographs

LightPathAKL / Monk Mackenzie Architects + Landlab

03:00 - 5 July, 2016
LightPathAKL  / Monk Mackenzie Architects + Landlab, © Russ Flatt
© Russ Flatt

© Russ Flatt © Russ Flatt © Russ Flatt © Russ Flatt + 12

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Design Team

    Dean Mackenzie, Hamish Monk, Henry Crothers, Stephen Lin
  • Area

    600m long
  • Project Year

    2015

Local Rock House / Pattersons

19:00 - 14 June, 2016
Local Rock House / Pattersons, © Simon Devitt
© Simon Devitt

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 18

  • Architects

  • Location

    Auckland, New Zealand
  • Design Director

    Andrew Patterson
  • Project Manager

    Peter Scott
  • Area

    395.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2010
  • Photographs

Rothesay Bay / Creative Arch

17:00 - 10 March, 2016
Rothesay Bay / Creative Arch, © Andy Chui
© Andy Chui

© Andy Chui © Andy Chui © Andy Chui © Andy Chui + 21

  • Architects

  • Location

    Rothesay Bay, Auckland 0630, New Zealand
  • Architectural Designer

    Mark McLeay & Daniel Eiem – Creative Arch LTD
  • Area

    292.0 sqm
  • Project Year

    2013
  • Photographs

Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA)

15:00 - 1 February, 2016
Hobsonville Point Early Learning Centre  / Collingridge And Smith Architects (CASA), Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects
Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects

Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects Courtesy of Collingridge and Smith Architects + 27