Studio 19




Apr '14 - Nov '14

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    Early morning start to bless the site

    By Jessica Hulme
    Oct 17, '14 4:58 PM EST

    A 5am start before sunrise, we all met up at Orakei on site for a traditional Maori blessing of the land where we would eventually assemble our house.

    At sunrise we all met up again to begin working on setting up string lines, preparing the excavation lines for digging. 

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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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