Ok so 2011 was the last year of my Bachelor’s degree in Architectural Studies, and my final studio assignment brief was to deal to one of Auckland’s big issues! Its suburban context! Suburban Morphosis became a project in which we had a 9 hectare suburban site just outside of Auckland’s CBD, and had to design and create an suburban environment that was different (and hopefully better) than the already existent disastrous excuses of design that are flooding the greater Auckland region like a plague of brick and cladding with a G.J Gardener stamp attached!

My design was based around two great drivers.

A- My European background, and

B- My love of nature, sustainability and the beauty of the existing park site before build.

My answer… Living in the existing park, maintaining its natural beauty, enhancing its natural beauty…PARChitecture! pics to come!

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Heya, Michael Cyra here.  I’m an Architecture student, currently living in Auckland New Zealand. Born in London, half Polish and fully committed to lady architecture, aka single… :/

This blog is a spin off from an earlier write up I started as a uni class project.. Soo basically I’ve been out of the blogging game for a while now and recently inspired by a good blogging friend of mine Mr Paul Stevens aka @RedDevilKiwi (follow him on twitter or read his blogs on FTBpro). But as any good archi student knows, we pencil holding type dont like reading words, and our grammar isnt the goodest.. and our spelling well…. so Ive decided to put together a blog that communicates the way all true archi students do… through pictures!

Give it a read/view and let me know what you think.. comment or follow me on twitter @MichaelCyra always keen to hear peoples views.. esp the fine, sleep deprived, Architectural minds out there!