The benefits of higher density environments are worth pursuing as they give us more choice, argues a student of architecture.
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One of Europe’s largest ever regeneration programmes is underway in the run-down district of Elephant and Castle in southeast London. Aiming to create a whole new sense of place through innovative, high quality design, proposals include the Eco-towers – a vibrant, vertical village.
Designing one of the biggest urban projects undertaken in New Zealand requires careful handling. Albany City Developments explains why a comprehensive Master Plan is essential.
Proposed changes to the Wellington District Plan will make it easier for developers and designers to assess the effect of their projects on wind at street level.
When it comes to creating sustainable housing it’s not just what happens inside homes that matters – the whole neighbourhood needs to be taken into consideration.
Australia’s vulnerability to droughts, coastal erosion and temperature increases, along with its high greenhouse gas emissions, means it must take climate change seriously when looking at urban design for the future.
Melbourne City Council’s new office building, Council House 2 (CH2), has raised the benchmark for high-rise buildings.
New Zealand’S first Urban Design Panel is already helping to improve the standard of development projects in Auckland City.