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The Easel House

The Easel House

Matthew Pritchard. Tutor: Pip Newman. The Easel House serves as a celebration and unique experience of the arts, with the design being informed by my own memories of domestic space. The design motif of the art easel is seen through the building's formwork and function...

Natural Rhythms

Natural Rhythms

Kimberley Fernandes, Madison Christian. Tutor: Amber Ruckes. Tongan Fijian anthropologist, Epeli Hau’ofa wrote in his text “Our Sea of Islands” that “there is a world of difference between viewing the Pacific as ‘islands in a far sea’ and as a ‘sea of islands”, the...

Whakawhānui – Expansion within the Domestic

Whakawhānui – Expansion within the Domestic

Natsune Suzuki, Danielle Higgison, Thomas Nguyen. Tutor: Amber Ruckes. This project, “Whakawhānui”- Expansion within the domestic (Maori for expansion) or “Matariki hanga Nui”, reimagines a rundown timber boatshed into a dwelling for Epeli Hau'ofa Tongan/Fijian writer...

Sheltered Horizons: Walk-up Project

Sheltered Horizons: Walk-up Project

Oscar Botha, Ties Van Roij. Tutor: Emilio Garcia. Sheltered Horizons is a walk-up proposal for Kāinga Ora which promotes a sustainable lifestyle, encapsulated by nature. Shelter and protection are key aspects of our design. Nature is used to block views of the...

reCentre

reCentre

Hashley Ricafranca. Tutor: Charmaine 'Ilaiū Talei. In this climate, quarantine is a word associated with the feelings of uncertainty, restriction, and loneliness. Isolation shouldn’t be taken for granted but instead embraced as a time of self-reflection taking the day...

The Patchwork Towers

The Patchwork Towers

Audrey Lam. Tutor: Bill McKay. As Auckland’s CBD becomes more car-free, alternative ways of transportation become more viable and attractive to its residents. This brief challenged us to reimagine the Chancery Square Carpark and convert it into a mixed-use complex in...

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Ferrari Huang. Tutor: Pip Newman. The design of the mixed-use building, Storyteller, centres itself around the idea of narratives and memories. The project’s cross section is conceptually of a tree (treehouse)- roots, ground, treetop. A space that provides an...

Rauschenberg Residence

Rauschenberg Residence

Connor Rice. Tutor: Matt Liggins. Rauschenberg Residence is a project to facilitate an artist residency in New Zealand for Robert Rauschenberg, derivative of an in-depth model making process responding to material investigations.  The house functions as both domestic...

Whare Manu-Bird Auditorium

Whare Manu-Bird Auditorium

Rachel Lin. Tutor: Anthony Hoete. The creation of the Whare Manu Bird Auditorium is to introduce a focal point at the entrance of Urupukapuka Island. In partnership with Project Island Song, the island is currently a target for restoration of endangered bird species...