Siting, layout and form

State housing was a strong influence on all housing design in the 1940s-60s.

Typical layout and form

Though layout and form varied, common themes included fairly small size, efficient layout, orientation for sun, small windows and a roof with a 30˚ pitch. Read more.

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Architect-designed houses

Architects led innovation in New Zealand house style, layout and materials during the 1960s. Read more.