2019 News

Read past news stories from the Wellington Faculty of Architecture and Design Innovation's 2019 news archive.

  • ‘New solutions’ to housing crisis

    CoHousing. It’s not about cults, although the real estate agent one Wellington group bought their property through seemed to think it was. And, despite the suspicion of a Whanganui group’s neighbours, it’s not about communes. Think of a CoHousing development as being more like a “high-functioning neighbourhood”.

  • Passive House Institute New Zealand logo on building.

    Opening doors to better buildings

    Early next month Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture will be co-hosting the fifth annual South Pacific Passive Housing Conference, in partnership with the Passive Housing Institute of New Zealand (PHINZ)

  • Using mixed-reality to create multi-faith spaces

    Master of Architecture student Cyrus Qureshi is working on an ongoing research project that proposes using augmented reality to create faith-based spaces on university campuses that meet the needs of all students and staff.

  • Faculty wins eco design award in China

    Victoria University of Wellington’s Faculty of Architecture and Design has received a prestigious design award in China—the Top Innovation Award Ecological Design Award.