The Ōwairaka Collection

The Ōwairaka Collection has been honoured with a housing award at the NZIA’s Local Architecture Awards. This exceptional multi-unit housing development redefines contemporary living with its innovative design and thoughtful execution.

See the jury’s comments below.
“This innovative approach uses mass timber technology to stack houses one on top of another, up to three storeys and, potentially, five. The modular approach speeds up construction and celebrates timber structural systems for vertical living. The housing stacks are interconnected via stairways and access platforms, which are playful, engender social engagement and offer moments to linger. The use of simple forms, well-articulated façades and crafted detailing defines the architecture. The timber structure is expressed inside, which adds character and warmth. The passionate developer-contractor is clearly looking for new ways of working.”

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