The Lab was a joint project between the architecture and spatial design faculties of AUT University, The University of Auckland and UNITEC. These institutions worked alongside students, local academics, designers and architects to develop a series of two to three week-long interdisciplinary design projects.
Sarosh Mulla, one of the founders of design collective Oh.No.Sumo, will create a specially designed installation exploring the Kiwi ‘quarter-acre dream’.
Tuesday 21 May – Monday 10th June
Student outcomes III – Hannah Steenson
Hannah Steenson’s proposal is in many ways a contrasting solution to WooMin Lee’s. Grounded in detailed research into different conceptions of the ideal home as it has shifted and changed over New Zealand’s history, Hannah’s proposal combines successful parts of several previous ideals to present something which offers privacy and space (elements which have come to signify luxury) in a high density building.
Student outcomes II – WooMin Lee
WooMin Lee really looked at this project with an emphasis on designing a social landscape, interested in connecting up the smaller spaces to increase the number of social interactions across the building.
Student outcomes I – David Duan
The Ideal Home(land) studio is wrapping up and while the student’s final outcomes have been developed individually, there are many common features among the designs such as shared libraries and productive gardens. But despite these recurring elements, there’s also a lot of variety in the way the site and brief were approached, with each student’s personal ideals beginning to show through.
Designing for difference
The Triennial brings in inspiration, provocation and ideas from all directions, and in its first week there were lots of talks given by Triennial participants.
Gary Lawson – Works in progress