Introducing client collective housing in a medium‐to‐high density development around the CBD of Auckland
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This paper is drawn from the question of how a medium density building development combined with the introduction of a pro‐active client collective scheme can be a future role model for the New Zealand country, predominantly in an inner city area in Auckland City. Primarily in this work, research into domestic architecture of the past and the present, demographic as well as household transformation in Auckland and New Zealand for the future has been undertaken. Furthermore, consequences of the expanding of the city, rising population and continuing migration are considered as important information to gain consolidated knowledge to design a suitable development for the Aucklanders of today and tomorrow. Next to competent literature the internet assisted as a main source in keeping the paper up to date. The result of this work is a design that engrosses the idea of community and local as well as international domestic architecture. It considers modification in living arrangements due to demographic changes, the ageing of the population and the required nature close to their home. As a possible future role model, a small footprint and modern techniques are integrated into the variable building to support an energy efficient and sustainable approach. Materiality and different arrangements of the floor plans are supporting the individuality of each resident. As a main achievement people will gain a certain understanding of the impacts a building has on our environment through the involvement in maintaining the building together as a collective. They furthermore will get the chance to be an important part in a change of building development in Auckland City.