Urban Designer - Vernacular Architect - Maritime Planner - Owner-Builder - Servant of Piglet - Educator - Author - Revolutionary - Peacenik - Tour Guide 

Tony Watkins

 ~ Vernacular Design 

Habitat II adobe Print E-mail
ImageFor all the talk at Habitat II in Istanbul there was only one structure actually built. It was a small adobe building which seemed to have no soul. It set us all thinking and eventually that small adobe shed would inspire us to build Arakainga.
Mainstreaming the message Print E-mail

ImageNo one was more surprised than the builders themselves when two "owner-builder" demonstration houses were recently completed in less than a week in Aotea Square, in the heart of downtown Auckland, next to the Town Hall.