Huapai Triangle, Lot 200

Huapai, Auckland
May 1, 2017
Elevation of houses

Woods' was engaged to collaborated with Mike Greener Homes and provide affordable units for a wide range of customers.

Woods Involvement 

The Huapai Triangle area was specified as a Special Housing Area for medium density development.  Woods' was engaged to provide affordable units for a wide range of customers on a 1800 square metre site bound by three roads.

To create a design that, instead of  the usual 7 unit development of two-storey terraces, that produced  12 x 2 bedroom walk-up apartments within two storeys.

Buildings on Huapai


The team needed to deliver a design that provided affordable housing. 

Our team produced a design with a density of 66 units/ hectare, which provided a typology of affordability, sitting between terrace designs and higher-density apartments.

Woods performance

The houses were designed with monopitch roofs extend to cover north-facing decks. Shared stair and storage lockers are recessed deeply to help define each 2-storey block of unit. Internally the units are similar to apartments with bedrooms to the south and the open-plan living/ dining/ kitchen areas facing north onto the decks and patios. The kitchen, bathroom and laundry and the bedrooms are accessed via short corridors that avoid the usual case of opening directly from open-plan living.

The design opted for standard outside parking to avoid the ‘shed’ appearance of carports, and included a combined resident & guest parking area.

Huapai Triangle houses
Mike Greer Homes

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