Apr '14 - Nov '14
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.
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.