As urban New Zealand sits on the cusp of change in terms of the density of living, architect Jenny Duck consciously swapped her more traditional standalone home and section in Christchurch for an apartment in central Tauranga.
It’s taught her a lot of things about living in closer proximity to others, and is an experience, she says, which is highly valuable and will help to inform her future work.
“We’ve learnt about the dynamics of proximity, the importance of naturally lit, well designed functional spaces and having easy accessible green spaces,” Jenny says
Jenny was brought up in Wellington and fondly remembers family holidays on the northern east coast beaches. “I’m really interested in coastal properties and how the beach landscape can create a retreat from the busy lifestyles we all seem to live,” she says. “Life balance becomes more important as we get older and being part of a team creating beautifully-crafted architecture is very exciting and rewarding.”