Archinect - Studio 19 2014-10-01T02:09:39-04:00 Presenting at the Ngati Whatua Kaumatua Hui Jessica Hulme 2014-09-30T03:03:44-04:00 >2014-09-30T03:05:22-04:00 <p><em>Tuesday 30th September 2014</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; [Preparing for the Kaumatua Hui at an SGA meeting room]</p><p>Today, five of us sixteen students had the job of presenting our project to not only the board of directors and kaumatua representatives, but to the entire group of kaumatua who attend these tribal meetings. So, from scratch we presented to those who saw this project for the first time.</p><p>We started with a formal Maori custom introduction, then over to Jack who explained the background of our project. Hannah Stephenson then explained the next stage of our progression; and Craig accounted the detailed design stage. Aseel finished our presentation with the safety regulations that our group are following during this building stage, and the floor was then open for questions.</p><p>For some of us students it was a&nbsp;new learning experience of having an open floor discussion with a large group of clients - all who have varied opinions of what should and shouldn't be done. With a final thumb...</p> Monday 15th First day of building... Rory 2014-09-27T20:11:48-04:00 >2014-09-30T22:36:38-04:00 <p>Today we met at the UNITEC workshop where we will be prefabricating much of the building ready to transport and assemble on site. Sadly there has been a delay with the construction contract that will not be signed until Friday the 20th.<br>Instead of completely losing a week worth a work we began making cutting lists of the wall framing, cabinetry and pre cast concrete slab boxing so we could hit the ground running when we returned.<br>We met James who will be teaching us all how to build our design. He showed us some of the differences between the computer drawings we had and the reality of timber construction, such as the fact the timber is not actually 45x90 mm as we specify in our drawings and that it is seldom straight. We looked at how to factor in these inaccuracies to achieve an accurate measurement along a wall and began making 'shop' drawings to build the frames of our walls next week.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Learning the tools Rory 2014-09-27T19:58:56-04:00 >2014-09-30T22:35:20-04:00 <p>The next step in our preparation for the build phase of the project was to familiarise ourselves with the tools we would be using. Dave shared his knowledge with us a showed us the correct was to use the tools as well as explaining the dangers of the tools we were using. Some of the students had experience other had none at all so even now we were helping each other learn. It all getting very exciting and we are all looking forward to getting on with the build.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Site Safety Course Rory 2014-09-27T19:53:13-04:00 >2014-09-30T22:34:54-04:00 <p>Before we were able to start building our design we had to take part in a site safety course. This was a good opportunity to get your head in the game! There are many hazards present on a construction that you need to be aware of. Main lesson was to be aware of your surroundings and to look out for those around so that we are all safe on site.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> The countdown to building begins... Jessica Hulme 2014-09-24T06:54:48-04:00 >2014-09-30T22:38:46-04:00 <p>Friday August 1st, 2014</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><strong>Hoorah!</strong></p><p>Building consent was approved! We have to wait a while until we start building, but the hard yards are finally over! Now we look forward to steel cap boots, safety glasses, ear muffs with a kitted out tool belt and hammer in hand. No more long hours of what it feels like - endless drawing.</p><p>Can't wait to get practical and see what we design come to life.</p> Detail Time Jessica Hulme 2014-09-24T05:01:20-04:00 >2014-09-30T22:40:53-04:00 <p><strong>Wednesday 4th June, 2014</strong></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>From Resource Consent to Building Consent, it's now down to the nitty gritty for our kaumatua house, the aim being to make it a buildable and plausible design.&nbsp;Our four teams continue to work on the four core areas, thus making our own groups: the floor team, the roof team, the wall team and the interiors.</p><p>Building Consent means&nbsp;research time. Details, details and more details, measuring, calculating and contacting various product companies. The NZBC (New Zealand Building Code) now in action, and for some of us students when it comes to real world projects, referring to this code and alike for the first time!</p><p>We've also got to brush up on our ArchiCAD skills. We are going to draw the final details in this software and have a full set of working drawings printed and sent off to the council for approval.</p> Blum Showroom Tour Jessica Hulme 2014-05-29T08:11:20-04:00 >2014-05-31T00:40:46-04:00 <p>Wednesday 28 May, 2014</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>An award winning converted warehouse space with deck and views to the CBD, our team went on tour through the new Rosebank Rd Blum showroom, an international company that specialises in the production of functional furniture fittings. The company's main product groups are lift mechanisms, hinges and drawer systems for furniture - in particular for kitchen furniture. The afternoon was then topped off with afternoon tea in the sun.</p><p>We are looking at working with them on our cabinetry for the kaumatua house.</p> Our Design Jessica Hulme 2014-05-19T18:37:18-04:00 >2014-05-20T23:19:33-04:00 <p>From our third presentation to Ngati Whatua, we presented our refined design which explored interior materials and colour palettes on 'mood boards', as well as perspectives and plans.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">&nbsp;</p><p><em>Perspectives and&nbsp;master plans, plan and section - Presentation Board.</em></p> Exterior and Interior Design Presentation Jessica Hulme 2014-05-10T20:25:44-04:00 >2014-05-20T23:19:31-04:00 <p><em>Wednesday 7th May, 2014</em></p><p><img title="" alt="" src="">After a few weeks of contacting suppliers for materials, the interior team&nbsp;were hard at it choosing what colours and which materials to use for the interior fit out of the kaumatua whare. The team presented to the wider group a selection of choices, and once narrowed down, everyone was heads down bottoms up to prep for the upcoming presentation on Wednesday.</p><p>We created 'Mood boards' which showed these choices, exterior cladding construction, a design model, renders and plans.</p><p>It was a great success! The iwi representatives were impressed with the design, now we're looking ahead at fine tuning the details.</p> Presentation of amalgamated design Rory 2014-05-04T21:00:11-04:00 >2014-05-04T21:00:11-04:00 <p>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.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Amalgamation of designs Rory 2014-04-13T23:42:57-04:00 >2014-05-05T18:37:57-04:00 <p>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.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Work from team Wha Rory 2014-04-13T23:38:12-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:15:33-04:00 <p>Team Wha: Aseel Al-azi, Craig Pauling, Georgia Hay and Rory Keegan.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Work from team Toru Rory 2014-04-13T23:34:54-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:14:24-04:00 <p>Team Toru: Waseem Chiraagh, Hannah Stephenson, Ameline Liew and Angus Beaton.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Work from team Rua Rory 2014-04-13T23:30:38-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:13:37-04:00 <p>Team Rua: Jack O'Neill, Hannah Smith, Samuel Lawson and Lisa Humphrey.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Work from team Tahi Rory 2014-04-13T23:27:01-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:13:45-04:00 <p>Team Tahi: Jonnel Mamauag, Matthew Beneka, Jessica Hulme and&nbsp;Ashleigh Smith</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Presentation to the clients Rory 2014-04-13T23:19:09-04:00 >2014-04-13T23:20:19-04:00 <p>So after a few weeks of designing the four group had a presentation to the Clients at&nbsp;Ng&#257;ti Wh&#257;tua O &#332;r&#257;kei head quarters. These presentations went well with the clients showing enthusiasm in the work the students had done thus far.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Another day in studio Rory 2014-04-13T23:11:00-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:13:07-04:00 <p>The different teams working on their designs in studio at UNITEC.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Mangawhai Critique Rory 2014-04-13T23:04:02-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:13:26-04:00 <p>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.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Walking architecture tour Rory 2014-04-13T22:34:32-04:00 >2014-04-13T22:35:18-04:00 <p>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.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Intensive Studio Rory 2014-04-13T22:00:23-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:12:37-04:00 <p>The students all worked late into the night at Mangawhai trying to solve all the complex issues of the brief.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> Mangawhai Rory 2014-04-13T21:24:52-04:00 >2014-04-13T22:04:02-04:00 <p>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.&nbsp;</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p> First site visit Rory 2014-04-13T21:21:26-04:00 >2014-04-21T23:13:04-04:00 <p>The students head to the site to meet with the clients and gather information about the site.<br>We measure the site, look at the surround context and get a feel for the character of the site.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>The view over the Auckland isthmus from the site is amazing.&nbsp;</p> The design team Rory 2014-04-13T21:15:09-04:00 >2014-04-14T00:17:09-04:00 <p>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.</p><p>The UNITEC students involved in this year are Waseem Chiraagn, Jessica Hulme, Aseel Al-azi, Craig Pauling, Ashleigh Smith, Matthew Beneka, Lisa Humphrey, Jonnel Mamauag, Samuel Lawson, Hannah Stephenson, Ameline Liew, Georga Hay, Jack O'Neill, Angus Beaton, Hannah Smith and Rory Keegan.</p>