SNUG Competition Entries

We recently had a bit of fun in the studio putting together two entries for PrefabNZ’s Snug Competition.

The competition called for designer to look for exciting alternatives to conventional infill housing, with a specific tilt towards designs that use systems that are prefabricated, allow quick assembly on site, and will one day be easily moved and/or re-used.

Unfortunately we didn’t make it in to the top 12, but we’re still proud of what we managed to put together.

In the first scheme, “k.I.T.”, we explored onsite assembly using modules that fit together simply. We tried to keep the modules light enough to be carried by two people, and the assembly methods simple enough that unskilled workers would be able to erect the house with minimal skilled help.

The second scheme, “BUG”, – factory built, easily transported, minimal onsite assembly, and it looks pretty sharp.

Big thanks to our collaborators on this project, Riley & Hamish – VUW Arch students, and Aecom in Australia for the help with the structure.


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