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SIPtris | THE CUBE | Nationwide



Faced with the challenge of an evident housing crisis in New Zealand, we at Arête turned to some of our past projects to draw inspiration from the successes and learnings realised through the course of the design and build stages. What was born was an affordable housing solution that tackles the key aspects of residential design: Quality design aesthetic, space maximisation, high performance and modulation.

SIPtris Housing leans into the Tetris concept of small pieces, or forms, that fuse to make a whole. The modular SIP construction methodology makes these designs efficient, low in waste, and quick to erect. With six offerings, we believe there is a SIPtris house suitable for any site, which can meet clients needs and wants.

Presenting, The Cube. At two storeys and 86m2 The Cube is our smallest offering, suitable for young professionals, people looking to downsize or developers that are keen for an effective, efficient housing solution. The success with The Cube lies in its easily replicatable form, able to be a duplex or part of a wider development. The active edges to the ground floor create social engagement, not dissimilar to the traditional stoop-step.

These are off-the-shelf available designs. Enquire now for more details.

  • Cost effective and modular construction (using SIPS)
  • Design to a standard SIP (Formance)/sheet module to save on material waste
  • Homestar 6 minimum
  • Easily replicated and duplexible, in particular with The Cube.
  • Designed for a range of sites including flood prone areas.
  • Strong design presence/aesthetic
  • Maximised small floor areas with efficient space planning reducing over scale residential housing.
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