It was very interesting listening to the concerns and views of most people about the "100,000 houses in 10 years" promise at the Kiwibuild summit last week.
The best thing about not being in the cross hairs of the matter is being able to hear the whispers in and among the crowds. What does prefabrication mean for the quality of architecture that is to come?
After the closing, I run into two kiwis who had just come from overseas after visiting a prefab facility (https://factoryos.com/off-site-construction/) that was churning out housing faster than anything we have seen in New Zealand.
It turns out that the two kiwis I was talking with later called Patrick Gower to the table where we were having beers. Not long after that we had Marama Fox at the table too... It turns out I was chatting with Tex Edwards... who is super keen to see Prefab take off in NZ.
But what does this mean for the value of Architecture?