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Mason Bros Warehouse Renovation / Warren and Mahoney

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

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Simon Devitt
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

7 Examples Where Physical Activities Were the Catalyst Behind A Neighborhood Regeneration

People often gather around sports activities, whether they are the ones exercising or the ones cheering. This internationally recognized social interest brings everyone together seamlessly, regardless of their background, gender, culture, ethnicity and so on.

Urban regeneration can take different aspects, and one of the most prominent and efficient solutions that can reconcile a community with itself and its surroundings is a sports function. In fact, this purpose encourages people to reclaim their fundamental right to public spaces and regenerate demoted, hostile or forgotten areas.

Read on to discover examples from all over the world, where physical activities made an urban impact on the neighborhood and the community.

12 Madden Innovation & Residential Building / Warren & Mahoney

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 40

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Simon Devitt
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

119 Great North Road Headquarters / Warren and Mahoney

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 22

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Simon Devitt
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

White House / Bossley Architects

© Patrick Reynolds
© Patrick Reynolds

© Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds © Patrick Reynolds + 21

Houses  · 
Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Patrick Reynolds
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2016

Freemans Bay School / RTA Studio

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 19

  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Simon Devitt
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Wynyard Central East 2 Apartments / Architectus

© Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt © Simon Devitt + 22

Apartments  · 
Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Simon Devitt
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Ethel Street Warehouses / Fearon Hay Architects

© Michelle Weir © Michelle Weir © Michelle Weir © Michelle Weir + 14

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Michelle Weir
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2019

Yellow Treehouse Restaurant / Pacific Environments

© Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett © Lucy Gauntlett + 49

Restaurant  · 
Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Peter Eising & Lucy Gauntlett
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2009

The World's Most Liveable Cities in 2019

For ten consecutive years, Vienna ranks first in the Mercer survey on cities with the best quality of life in the world. In this edition to the global ranking, eight Western European cities join the top ten, even when "trade tensions and populist undercurrents continue to dominate the global economic climate", as Mercer points out in its report.

Skyscrapers of 2018: Soaring Beyond the Archetypal Crystal Tower

© Viktor Sukharukov
© Viktor Sukharukov

Either as singular outcroppings or as part of a bustling center, skyscrapers are neck-craning icons across major city centers in the world. A modern trope of extreme success and wealth, the skyscraper has become an architectural symbol for vibrant urban hubs and commercial powerhouses dominating cities like New York, Dubai, and Singapore.

While skyscrapers are omnipresent, 2018 introduced new approaches, technologies, and locations to the high-rise typology. From variations in materiality to form, designs for towers have started to address aspects beyond simply efficiency and height, proposing new ways for the repetitive form to bring unique qualities to city skylines. Below, a few examples of proposals and trends from 2018 that showcase the innovative ideas at work: 

Courtesy of Plompmozes © Rafael de la-Hoz Arquitectos © Virgile Simon Bertrand Courtesy of Zaha Hadid Architects + 13

The Tailored Home / Lloyd Hartley Architects

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Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project David Straight
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2018

Waterview Connection / Warren and Mahoney

© Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett © Sam Hartnett + 15

Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Sam Hartnett
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

Woods Bagot and Peddle Thorp Win Auckland Skyscraper Competition

Woods Bagot and Peddle Thorp have been announced as the winners of the international competition to create a new high-rise tower in central Auckland. Drawn from five finalists including Warren and Mahoney, Cox Architecture, Zaha Hadid Architects, and Elenberg Fraser, the winning design will stand 180m high. The building design is inspired by New Zealand’s natural landscape and the country’s unique geology and fauna.

65 Federal Street. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot 65 Federal Street. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot 65 Federal Street. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot 65 Federal Street. Image Courtesy of Woods Bagot + 9

Mackelvie Street Retail / RTA Studio

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Retail  · 
Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project Patrick Reynolds
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2013

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

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

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

Renovation  · 
Auckland, New Zealand
  • Architects Authors of this architecture project David Straight
  • Area Area of this architecture project
  • Project Year Brands with products used in this architecture project
    2017

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

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Auckland, New Zealand