Could 3D printing be an answer to the global housing crisis?

  Tiny home in Austin made with 3D printer at SXSW, courtesy of New Story and ICON   The Jetsons cartoon series promised vacuuming robots and flying cars. Life in the space age was almost...

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Tunnel of Love

Tamaki Makaurau, (Tamaki of a thousand lovers) needs a new crossing point for her many suitors. Projections of rapid population growth are that an additional one million people will make the city their home over the next 30 years, straining Auckland...

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Alf Da Fres’ Inspiration

Alf Da Fre presented a stunning collection this year at the Salone del Mobile in Milan; one that focuses on high quality, traditional craftsmanship and is dedicated to being not only innovative in their use of materials and designs, but also sophisticated in their...

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Bend it Like TimberLab

An East-Auckland company has quietly fashioned a huge reputation for creating large-span composite portal frames, using plantation timber, engineering skill and lots of Kiwi ingenuity, while operating on a global scale. Whether it is for an over-water restaurant in...

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New Zealand’s original RAB™ Board now in 9mm.

The original rigid air barrier was designed over 14 years ago by James Hardie, and now sets the benchmark for pre-cladding. Made from premium fibre cement board, Rigid air barrier RAB™ Board meets the challenges of an evolving world, creating a stronger building and...

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Rock of GIB®raltar

Ever wondered how GIB® board got its name? The brand comes from the steadfast rock of Gibraltar – well named, as GiB® Board has been a rock of the New Zealand building industry now for almost a century From early beginnings in 1927, Winstone Wallboards has...

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Dulux’s Digital Transformation

The team at Dulux have been busy working on a project designed to help industry professionals get their fan-decks in order. After years of helping specifiers design and create spaces, Dulux.co.nz has had its own makeover, with a fresh, new look and feel, making the...

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Palettone’s Huge Variety in Vinyl

Palettone PUR is a homogeneous sheet vinyl flooring product created especially for contemporary interior design schemes in commercial, leisure, retail, education, healthcare and office projects. With the new Palettone collection its designers have sought...

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PRODUCT SPEC INTERVIEW | JOHN KLEIN

What were the drivers for the creation of Mass Timber? Was it a purely environmental project, or was it rather in reaction to other concerns/needs in the construction industry? Due to increasing environmental demands caused by population growth and...

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Ticket to Ride: Up, Down and Sideways

The final scene in the 1971 movie “Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory” shows Charlie, Willy Wonka and Grandpa Joe riding a magical glass elevator through the sky. German conglomerate Thyssenkrupp aims to achieve something just as transcendent, building...

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Past, Present and Future Perfect: The MIT Longhouse

Neolithic farmers, Viking chieftans, Bretons and Normans, Sumatrans and Vietnamese have all favoured long wooden houses. The building form was so important to the Iriquois nation of North America that their name means “people of the Longhouse”. MIT plans...

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