Notes from a cri­sis

Small, clever build­ings help re­solve a big is­sue

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We were de­lighted to stage Notes from a Hous­ing Cri­sis at the Auck­land Art Gallery in Septem­ber, a talk about our chang­ing cities, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Altherm Window Sys­tems.

Part of the NZIA’s Fes­ti­val of Ar­chi­tec­ture, the talk cov­ered small projects on tricky sites – both built and un­built.

‘10x10’ by Patch­work Ar­chi­tec­ture

A small house on a very steep site for a young fam­ily: instead of build­ing into the hill, a square plat­form floats above it on con­crete piles. patch­workar­chi­tec­ture.co.nz

‘Party out the Back’ by Space Craft Ar­chi­tects

A home for a fam­ily on a sub­di­vided site in Te Atatu shows what can be achieved un­der Auck­land’s new zon­ing laws. The home forms stage one of a de­vel­op­ment that will even­tu­ally have ter­race hous­ing on the front of the site. space­craftar­chi­tects.co.nz

‘Co-hous­ing Pro­ject’ by Pater­son Ar­chi­tec­ture Col­lec­tive

An ex­per­i­ment in col­lec­tive liv­ing in Grey Lynn fea­tures com­mu­nal out­door spa­ces be­tween apart­ments. p-a-c.nz

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