Tamaki Drive Design Proposal

Tamaki Drive Design Proposal In 1998 Bruce Wild proposed to develop the Tamaki Drive shoreline.¬†His proposal encouraged pedestrian access to the shoreline, recreating a forgotten beach below Tamaki Drive.     The proposal shown in the sketch above, 1998.   Proposed Site Takaparawha Point sits between Okahu and Mission Bays. Tamaki Drive hugs Takaparawha Point.…

Wangaruru Site Model

Making a site model is a useful exercise¬†for architects during the preliminary design stage. It allows us to experiment with forms on the site; and to figure out what does or does not work. We recently created a physical model for our Whangaruru project. We documented the process with photos below.   Step 1: Site…

Whangaruru Site Visit!

ROAD TRIP! Last month the DWA team visited one of our sites in the beautiful northern town of Whangaruru. The sunny weather was too good to stay indoors, so we left the office and headed up north for the day. The Journey: Whangaruru is a town just outside of Whangarei, about 3 hours from our…