Card Practice is an architectural & urban design practice from Melbourne, Australia.



Registered Architects in Victoria (ARBV 600280)
Nominated Architect in New South Wales, James Connor (NSWARB 12246)

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture.

ⓒ 2023
Refugee Housing Prototype - Steiger Huis 

The proposal saw the huge potential that a scaffolding system had in providing a flexible structural system for temporary and modular housing. Scaffolding is a system that is able to be assembled extremely quickly, be dis-assembled, be self-built and be incrementally added upon. From the very start of the process, it was my clear intention that the system of scaffolding could be used in a way that encouraged user-participation in all stages of the process. Refugees themselves would be able to build their own houses- with the possibility to appropriate and incrementally extend upon the dwelling as needed after the initial construction phase.

Read more here.

Type: Refugee Housing
Location: Netherlands
Status: Completed
Project Team: Tahj Rosmarin- Exchange student TU Delft, University of Melbourne,  Bas Gremmen and Jos Lafeber - TU Delft,  Niek Brand - myCUBY
Engineer:  Mischa Andjelic - IMd Ingenieurs
Scaffolding Consultant:Ad van Meer - Layher Scaffolding