After taking a broad range of design alternatives and amalgamating them into one design we presented this scheme to the clients. With a positive response from the clients and discussions about materials we will continue working to the detailed design for our next presentation.
After receiving feed back from the Clients for each scheme and assessing each others work we have the difficult task of bring together four very good and quite different schemes into one design.
Team Wha: Aseel Al-azi, Craig Pauling, Georgia Hay and Rory Keegan.
Team Toru: Waseem Chiraagh, Hannah Stephenson, Ameline Liew and Angus Beaton.
Team Rua: Jack O'Neill, Hannah Smith, Samuel Lawson and Lisa Humphrey.
Team Tahi: Jonnel Mamauag, Matthew Beneka, Jessica Hulme and Ashleigh Smith
So after a few weeks of designing the four group had a presentation to the Clients at Ngāti Whātua O Ōrākei head quarters. These presentations went well with the clients showing enthusiasm in the work the students had done thus far.
The different teams working on their designs in studio at UNITEC.
After two days of intensive studio we had some conversations surround what the different groups had come up with. Some good work has come out of such a good time but also a lot of questions raised, more work to be done still.
Took a couple of hours out on the second day up at Mangawhai to look at some of the architecture in the area. Dave showed us around Mangawhai and some of the work SGA has done in the area.
The students all worked late into the night at Mangawhai trying to solve all the complex issues of the brief.
We headed up to Mangawhai heads for an intensive two day workshop to get the design process underway. The 16 students were put into groups of four with each group proposing a different scheme.
The students head to the site to meet with the clients and gather information about the site.We measure the site, look at the surround context and get a feel for the character of the site.The view over the Auckland isthmus from the site is amazing.
The 16 Student from the UNITEC school of Architecture will be working along side Dave Strachen, Pat De Pont and Maria Taylor from Strachan Group Architects.The UNITEC students involved in this year are Waseem Chiraagn, Jessica Hulme, Aseel Al-azi, Craig Pauling, Ashleigh Smith, Matthew Beneka...
Studio 19 is a collaboration between UNITEC and Strachan Group Architects (SGA). Third year architecture students are given the opportunity to work along side SGA to design, document and build a project. The Brief from Ngāti Whātua O Ōrākei was to design of a master plan of eight houses for elderly tribe members. One of these houses is to be documented and built by the students.