State house architectural drawings

Elevation of a typical state house built under the first Labour government in the 1930s and '40s. The roofline had to be pitched at 32 degrees to support the New Zealand-made tiles. This was criticised for creating a sense of sameness between houses, but Labour deemed it an acceptable price for supporting local industry. The floorplan (below) highlights the importance of the living room. Not only is it the largest room in the house, but it also faces north to get the most sun.

architectural drawings of house

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Posted: 25 May 2009

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