Wednesday 7th May, 2014
After a few weeks of contacting suppliers for materials, the interior team 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.
We created 'Mood boards' which showed these choices, exterior cladding construction, a design model, renders and plans.
It was a great success! The iwi representatives were impressed with the design, now we're looking ahead at fine tuning the details.
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.