Studio 19




Apr '14 - Nov '14

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    Monday 15th First day of building...

    By Rory
    Sep 27, '14 8:11 PM EST

    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.
    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.
    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.

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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.

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  • Jessica Hulme

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