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blog / 08.09.2016

Be they frog, bird, tree, human or built in form, our landscape architects work with the palette of contextual materials in developing our designs. We consider context to be extremely important in our designs and addressing physical, cultural and spiritual elements. This means we design...

blog / 08.09.2016

This is a new term in the world of housing shortage in Auckland. An admirable aim to promote the rapid development of “affordable homes …. without compromising quality design.” While this type of development will ultimately lead to a broader housing choice, what is the...

blog / 08.09.2016

Although these trees are decades old, the art of weaving living trees is thriving in Europe and parts of America as landscape art. Inosculation is a natural phenomenon in which trunks, branches or roots of two trees grow together. This process can easily be customised to...

blog / 08.09.2016

Plants are generally the last thing to go in the ground at the completion of a project, and the first thing seen by visitors to your site. Do we underestimate the importance of the plant palette and the role they play in portraying our projects...

blog / 08.09.2016

The Children Family Unit courtyard at Starship, sponsored by Barfoot & Thompson, is in the midst of an overhaul. The play area will provide a tranquil environment for mentally challenged children between the ages of 12-18 years old. The uninspiring area will be transformed into a...

blog / 08.09.2016

Natural Habitats are converting coffee grind into fertilizer at Botany Town Centre, assisting with the centres aim to reduce its general waste by ten tonnes a year. For the last few months, coffee retailers at Botany Town Centre have bound together to take part in a...

blog / 08.09.2016

Natural Habitats Graduate Landscape Architect, Thomas Keal, is now seeing his winning design come to fruition. The bike stand design showed how 10 bicycles can easily be accommodated in one car parking space, highlighting the inefficiency of the car, particularly in the case of single person...

blog / 08.09.2016

Natural Habitats invites you to this exclusive event! Graham Cleary, Chief Rake of Natural Habitats: Graham will enlighten you on the World’s Top 10 Hot Trends in Green Roof and Green Wall Designs and the economic advantage of using this simple technology. Green Screens: The Cable Trellis: Realising the...

blog / 08.09.2016

South Otago High School teacher Christine Elder was first wowed by green walls when she saw a high rise building in Sydney with a green wall a few years ago and thought the green wall concept would be a good study focus for her students. “I...