Auckland Design Manual

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Hi All,

Do you know there is a very good one-stop WEB source about Auckland building/urban design?


It is AUCKLAND DESIGN MANUAL (ADM)provided by Auckland City Council.



ADM offers all aspects of professional guidance regarding designing the Auckland built environment such as new homes, residential development, infrastructure, parks, streets, etc with lots of case studies.

If you are thinking to build a new home, subdivide your section or do any type of building work, this website is the place you should go first.

For example of building a new home I recommend that you check “Process Guide” section for new homes that help you very easily and clearly understand how you can complete your own project step by step.


The websites is going to provide the “Unitary Plan Hub” section in December 2016 and you can know all the necessary info. regarding property subdivision under the Auckland Unitry Plan (AUP).


Please have a look at ADM!!


オークランドにお住いの皆さん, こんにちは!


それは AUCKLAND DESIGN MANUAL (ADM)というサイトで、オークランド市議会が提供しています。






例えば新築をお考えの場合、どのような流れでプロジェクトが進行していくかを、非常に簡単かつ明確に理解するのに役立つ、「プロセスガイド(Process Guide)」の新築セクションを見てみることをお勧めします。

また、このウェブサイトは2016年12月に「 Unitary Plan Hub」セクションを開始し、Auckland Unitry Plan(AUP)施行後の、土地分割などに関する必要な情報をすべて知ることができるようになります。







Amazon OkuchiArchitectural Designer
Qualification: Degree of Architecture Studies and Graduate Diploma of Psychology (University Of Auckland) ; 2nd Grade Cad Technician (Japan)
Family: Extremely lovely wife, wonderfully kind mother in low, awesomely hardworking chickens, surprisingly lazy cat and unbelievably naughty dog.

I love architecture and design so much that I have been to so many buildings and places around the world such as Sydney Opera House in Sydney, CCTV building in Beijing, Empire State Building in New York, Royal Palace in Bangkok, Houryu-Ji in Nara, etc. However, the residential building attracts me the most. For nearly 10 years I have visited heaps of local and historical homes around New Zealand which I feel the builders’ great workmanship as well as occupants’ life.

From this experience my aim is to design and provide the comfortable and affordable houses with the spirit of Japanese workmanship that people enjoy and improve their quality of life.

In this blog I write my everyday experience of work to show what is a designer’s work and how it goes at Japan Homes.

Any comments or questions are very welcome.
Please let me know!