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SIPtris | THE ZIG-ZAG | 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 Zig-Zag. Three bedrooms packed into a well planned 106m2 frame. This dual form option presents a quality family home where the living and private areas spill out onto one another, whilst maintaining effective programmatic separation.

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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