Defining Open Plan Living Spaces

Defining Open Plan Living Spaces Open Plan living has become popular in new homes. Open plan living combines the kitchen, dining and living into one large space. It is great for utilising space; especially in apartments where there is not a lot of space to work with. In some cases, like studio apartments there may…

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The Design Process

The Design Process The design process can be split into seven stages. We take a look at each stage below.   Design Stages: Predesign Concept Developed design Detailed Design Contract Admin Project observation Completion   Predesign and Concept The initial stages of the design process may include project initiation, defining the brief and conducting site…

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Case Study: Modular Home

Modular Home Case Study Auckland’s housing crisis was the catalyst for our modular home project. Check out the design below!   Modular Home Design A modular design can be replicated many times on one site. The same floor plan can be repeated to create stand alone homes, duplex units or apartments. The DWA modular home…

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Happy New Year, Dixon Wild is back in the office. We are located in Auckland; like the rest of Auckland we were in lock down for over three months – home made pizza anyone! The Dixon Wild team worked from home during the Auckland lockdown. We managed to work on three projects…

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The Architectural Drawing

The Architectural Drawing   Architectural drawings of the past An architect’s drawing can be a sketch that illustrates an initial idea or a technical drawing that demonstrates how a building will be constructed. Architectural drawings in the past were done on large sheets of paper with drawing boards. LA studio circa 1956, MSU Quonset Huts.…

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