The exploration of higher density, family-friendly design considerations for dwellings in Auckland

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    Ing, Louise
    2018 Conference Papers
    Architectural Science: Architecture, Design and Environment
    Conference Papers


The population growth and increased demand for housing in Auckland are causing a rise in the construction of housing infrastructure. This has contributed to Auckland’s sprawl and unaffordable housing market. One solution to sprawl is building in higher densities within the city centre. For higher density developments to effectively address sprawl and act as an affordable housing solution, they must accommodate a greater range of potential occupants. This research aims to provide recommendations and considerations when designing higher density housing for the overlooked, family-type occupants. The family friendly design evaluation can be broken down into three scales of urban, building and unit considerations, and are derived from a combination of international guidance documents, case studies and post occupancy studies.


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