The lack of affordable housing is prominently featured in the media at the moment, so it was great to have a client approach us to create a design for them.
Grafton Street Housing is a medium density, affordable housing development in Waltham for NZ Mainco. Work on the multi-residential design is in progress in the studio at the moment. The challenge has been to achieve an intimate sense of scale and community with very tight site constraints. Colour and detail on the stand-alone units link the buildings to the villas and cottages in the neighbourhood.
To discuss your own multi-residential or affordable housing requirements contact Tim here »
Danish architect Lene Tranberg will be delivering three lectures across New Zealand this March. Lene will talk about her architectural practise, highlighting her recent projects to demonstrate her approach, philosophy and influences.
Lene Tranberg has practiced in Copenhagen working in and managing the practice of Lundgaard and Tranberg formed in 1985. This is a significant and creative practice, which has authored some of the most important cultural projects in Europe. Winner of 5 RIBA European Awards, Danish Business Woman of the Year 2010, Knight of the Order of the Dannebrog and judge in international architectural competitions such as Mies van der Rohe Award (2015) and Stirling Prize Jury (2011). Through her work Lene has accrued significant and worthy international acclaim.
Auckland – 6.30pm Wednesday 16th March
Christchurch – 6.30pm Thursday 17th March
Wellington – 6.30pm Saturday 19th March
Are you considering a new commercial or residential build in 2016? Our studio collaborates with clients who prefer engaging architecture that enriches cultural and physical space and enhances people’s lives.
We have worked on solutions from small baches and cribs to multi-housing and large business projects.
Referrals would be greatly appreciated so please spread the word or contact us directly to discuss your plans.
In a recent interview published online by Scoop, I share my views as University of Canterbury College of Engineering’s Architect in Residence on the housing crisis in New Zealand.
Modelling some concept ideas for a pair of townhouses on a narrow site in Ruskin Street, Christchurch. Concrete, timber, steel. Indented courtyards, covered patios; a variety of approaches to fenestration and screens. Togetherness and individualism, shared and not shared, combined.