Notes from a crisis
Small, clever buildings help resolve a big issue
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