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A new tensile cabling system, made by Australian based Ronstan Tensile Architecture and distributed in New Zealand by Natural Habitats is set to add momentum and visibility to the green building movement. The product enables designers and architects to realise the aesthetic and environmental benefits...

Natural Habitats is proud to launch the next advancement in green roof technology - the EcoPillow. Modular in design, the EcoPillow is a pre-grown living roof that offers all the proven  benefits of a green roof while radically reducing risk and cost of the roofing...

On the surface, creating a piece of New Zealand within New Zealand, doesn’t sound particularly difficult. But consider you have 17 hectares to showcase all of New Zealand’s diverse flora, fauna, animals and culture and you’re starting to get a handle on the challenge that...

     Stonefields.   Words by Michael Barret Was there ever a suburb more aptly named? Stonefields, a development carved out of the floor of a former quarry, resembles, in part, just what it states. However, in its series of pocket parks, there are also more refined...

“The poplars will be planted to aid in hillside soil stability in pastures. Poplars are fast growing and the roots will help bind soil together helping to prevent soil slips on hills, while the sparse tree canopy still allows grass growth and pasture use. Keeping...

Placemaking is a multifaceted approach to planning, design and management of public spaces.It involves looking at, listening to and asking questions of the people who live, work and play in a particular space, to discover their needs and aspirations. Xsection combines the thoughts of students, academics...

Designers Mark Read, Shane Wiles and Pete de Jager from the Auckland -based landscaping company have combined the natural elements of grass, timber, water and fire to create a 70's inspired outdoor room. "We wanted to do something that would be interesting to the public but...

The Landscape Architecture team at Natural Habitats, in collaboration with Lead Designer Tash Geelen, have created an edible ‘pop up’ landscape at their Ellerslie office, a response to urban food productivity, consumption and the topical question of land responsibility in light of Auckland Council’s tentative...