New North Road
“There is a genuine buzz about the potential of cooperative housing. A scheme we did for an Auckland-based collective explored a development with no individual car parks and provision for two shared cars. We worked with the idea of an Uber account paid for by collectively owned leased, ground-floor shops – space normally usurped by parking. The top-floor apartments were two-storey lofts with light-filled communal atriums. The project never left the ground for various reasons, mostly due to the challenges of wrangling a diverse bunch of people at different stages of their lives. We are working on new schemes with different clients and many others are trying to incorporate cooperative ways of living into their designs.”
Architect PAC Studio Location Eden Terrace, Auckland Brief Explore a cooperative housing scheme for a tight inner-city site. Text — Aaron Paterson, PAC Studio 1 —Architect Aaron Paterson’s multi-level design has leased space at the ground floor.