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Central city recovery

By Susan McLaughlin 1 October 2011, Build 126, Feature article

The Christchurch City Council has drafted the Central City Plan to guide the redevelopment of Christchurch urban core. The process highlighted the community’s passion to make Christchurch a great city once again – perhaps even better.

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Community for the future

By Katja Lietz 1 October 2010, Build 120, Feature article

The development of the former Hobsonville Air Base in northwest Auckland into a sustainable coastal community highlights the benefits of a comprehensively planned urban development that takes a partnership approach.

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Supporting heavy windows

By Stuart Thurston 1 February 2011, Build 122

Heavier windows and drained and vented wall cavities mean loadings from windows are often offset from the timber framing. Recent BRANZ research checked that a modified support bar system can transfer the load back to the framing to prevent problems.

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Rebuilding the heart of Elephant and Castle

By Ken Yeang 1 April 2007, Build 99, Feature article

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.

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