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# 164379 7-Feb-2015 18:08
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Anyone know of any good websites that have an easy/crash course on how to identify a house based on stereotypical design and period?

I know nothing but want to learn. Like what defines a Bungalow, or Villa, and they are the only 2 types that come to mind there must be heaps more. Mainly up to 1980s.

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I've linked below to a report into NZ housing typologies with a view to energy efficiency retrofitting - sounds like it would do the trick

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  # 1232786 8-Feb-2015 07:26
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nickb800: I've linked below to a report into NZ housing typologies with a view to energy efficiency retrofitting - sounds like it would do the trick

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WOW, that's fantastic. It has so much useful information and actually from the description allowed me to figure out house type and era. Thanks!

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  # 1232825 8-Feb-2015 09:42
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Have you not checked Wikipedia




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nickb800: I've linked below to a report into NZ housing typologies with a view to energy efficiency retrofitting - sounds like it would do the trick

report (PDF download)



That is an excellent report but it leaves out a large group of 50s-60s houses which are different to both the state houses they derived from - larger with larger rooms, different appearance, larger windows, different cladding styles - and the 70s houses which introduced features like exposed beams and windows up to the raised ceiling line. There are lots of these houses and you will see that they are very different to live in than a state house of the same period. "The typical layout of a house built in the 1950s - 1970s is three good-sized bedrooms with fitted wardrobes, one bathroom with separate loo and laundry, and an open-plan kitchen/dining room and a separate living room. This will typically be single-storey, and on an 800-900 square metre section if it is in the suburbs." (https://www.justlanded.com/english/New-Zealand/Articles/Housing-Rentals/New-Zealand-Houses)

They are mentioned in the report as "A potential subtype of the “50s Classic” has also been identified both during the workshop and later in discussions with experts. Whilst similar in construction methods to state houses of the time they are larger and well designed houses, formal in plan and appearance. These houses, built predominantly between 1950 and 1970 have variable ground clearance, in most cases over 600 mm. Glazing is usually larger than the standard state house. The potential variant of the 50s Classic will be explored in more detail as part of the prevalence work currently underway." (p.27)

BRANZ's renovate.org.nz also has lots of useful information about the construction and renovation of five types:
Villa
Bungalow
Art Deco
1940-60s
1970s

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IlDuce: Anyone know of any good websites that have an easy/crash course on how to identify a house based on stereotypical design and period?

I know nothing but want to learn. Like what defines a Bungalow, or Villa, and they are the only 2 types that come to mind there must be heaps more. Mainly up to 1980s.


there's a lot of good books.  They're like web sites, but easier to read on the toilet.

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