A walk in the bush | Waitakere Ranges

Approximately one-quarter of NZ’s native flowering plants (some 420 species) and two-thirds of all ferns and fern allies (over 110 species) are found within the ranges, including a wealth of mosses and lichens.… Continue reading

Ponsonby Central EST. 2012 | Ponsonby

  Local produce. Street food. Fresh fish. Quality meat. Deli. Fresh bread. Cafe. Restaurant. Bottle shop. Homeware. (Ponsonby Central) Where to find it? 136-138 Ponsonby Rd, Ponsonby, Auckland

Pop-up shop with endemicworld | Ponsonby

endemicworld.com is the first online art store in New Zealand to have a collection of art prints from New Zealand and International artists. (source) The Endemic World pop up store is open seven days a week at 62 Ponsonby Rd. And… Continue reading

Sand patterns at Bethells Beach | Waitakere Ranges

Waitakere Ranges Regional Park includes more than 16,000ha of native rainforest and coastline. Its 250km of walking and tramping tracks provide access to beaches, breathtaking vistas, spectacular rocky outcrops, streams, waterfalls and farms.… Continue reading

New development on Mackelvie St. | Ponsonby

by RTA Studio Where to find it? 59 Mackelvie Street, Ponsonby  

Farmers’ Market | Matakana

On Saturday from 8am to 1pm the vibrant farmer’s market is a focal point for locals and growers to meet. Luscious produce from the area fills the stalls – fruit and vegetables, delicious… Continue reading

Brick Bay Wines + sculpture trail | Warkworth

The award-winning Auckland architect, Noel Lane, was engaged to design an airy structure that would challenge the accepted idiom of Old World style wine tasting facilities. As New World wines were breaking away… Continue reading

Auckland Art Gallery | Auckland CBD

This building was accessible to us thanks to the AAA “2012 National Architecture Awards Tour” The Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki is New Zealand’s oldest established and largest public art gallery. Opening in… Continue reading

Batch (Under Pohutukawa) | Piha

This building was accessible to us thanks to the AAA “2012 National Architecture Awards Tour”  The house is a beguiling essay in the relationship between structure and setting, order and nature, requirements and responsibilities.… Continue reading

Anvil | Mt Eden

This building was accessible to us thanks to the AAA “2012 National Architecture Awards Tour” An outstanding example of a built response to a tough urban environment is Anvil, an Auckland commercial building designed… Continue reading

St Thomas Chapel | Auckland CBD

This building was accessible to us thanks to the AAA “2012 National Architecture Awards Tour” There are many admirable aspects to this project, including its human scale and clarity of thought. It’s a… Continue reading

Britomart Transport Centre | Auckland CBD

“Britomart is more than just a railway station – it’s a transport, heritage and urban renewal project all rolled into one. Bringing trains back into the city centre after more than 70 years… Continue reading

Design 55 | Newton

 Newton still has some interesting buildings that can be developed, small warehouse spaces and commercial buildings. The [newly] converted warehouse space, that houses Design 55 on the ground floor and the pair’s loft… Continue reading

North Wharf promenade | Wynyard Quarter

This pedestrian only area provides a lovely setting for dining or a casual walk. Most of the restaurants have outdoor seating from which to enjoy the passing parade… (source) North Wharf is a great… Continue reading

Cherry blossoms at Cornwall park | One Tree Hill

The cherry trees in Cornwall Park produce a spectacular display of flowers for a month each Spring. Pack a picnic and join the fun of our spring celebrations at Cornwall Park, with our… Continue reading

Two Markets | Britomart

An authentic farmers’ market where local growers, farmers and artisan food producers sell their wares directly to consumers. Stallholders may only sell what they grow, farm, pickle, preserve, bake, smoke or catch themselves… Continue reading

Auckland Museum by night | The Domain

The installation coincides with the Museum’s commemoration of the 80th anniversary of its building on October 30th 2009. For this classic illumination, the Museum, along with its governing heritage authority, approved an all-LED… Continue reading

Site 3 | Eden Terrace

  by Pattersons Where to find it? 30 St Benedicts Street, Eden Terrace

Takapuna Beach Café | North Shore

Where to find it? Takapuna Beach Café 22 The Promenade, Takapuna

Overlooking Waitemata Harbour | Freemans Bay

The architecture of the residential units of the Beaumont Quarter suggests a modernist reinterpretation of the traditional terraced house. The narrow streets emphasise that pedestrians have priority in the neighbourhood… (source) Beaumont Quarter… Continue reading

Tyler St. Garage | Britomart

Once a lowly parking garage, now a funky new waterfront bar and bistro, everything about tyler street garage is engineered for a great night out. (source) Where to find it ? Tyler St.… Continue reading

Pompallier Terrace | Ponsonby

by RTA STUDIO Where to find it ? 1-3  Pompallier Terrace, Ponsonby, Auckland

Bronze seats for language | Auckland CBD

Reo is a word understood by many New Zealanders as representing ‘the Māori language’ and a translation of the poem [Kawe Reo of Robert Sullivan] runs around the lettering of the seat. The poem celebrates… Continue reading

The Drake wrapping | Freemans Bay

“While unashamedly contemporary this ‘L’ shaped building is designed to wrap and frame the much loved and historically protected Victorian corner hotel ‘The Drake’.” by Leuschke Group Ltd Where to find it? 2 Drake… Continue reading

Soft vs. Hard Takutai Square | Britomart

Do you prefer hard or soft relaxation ? by Jasmax Where to find it? Gore Street, Britomart, Auckland CBD

Colour markers | Wynyard Quarter

by Architectus Where to find it ? Te Wero Island, Wynyard, Auckland waterfront

G.Boyd bricks | Parnell

    Bricks from George Boyd ‘Newton Potteries’. Where to find them ? Parnell Road, Auckland, New Zealand

Osbourne ‘laneway’ | Newmarket

by Isthmus (+ Seung Yul Oh’s coloured egg-shaped ‘Globgobs’) Where to find it ? Osbourne & Teed Streets, Newmarket, Auckland

19 Auburn St. | Grafton

by Wingate + Farquhar Where to find it? 19 Auburn St, Grafton, Auckland, New Zealand

Teed St. Larder | Newmarket

Where to find it ? 7 Teed Street Newmarket, Auckland, New Zealand