Set Apartments - Ockham Residential

Project Details

Set is named after Set theory, a fundamental idea in mathematics that elements can be grouped to form a collection of objects or ‘sets’. The development, finished in 2018, is comprised of three buildings. Ockham rather cutely dubbed these ‘Subsets’.

Subsets A and B consist of two three-level walk-ups and are styled as homes with a more traditional – some might say even retro  – look and feel. They contain 42 apartments between them. Then there’s Subset C, the third and largest of the buildings. This has six storeys plus a basement and 30 apartments. Clever orientations mean that many of the homes at Set take in the Waitakere Ranges.

Responding to original architecture of the area, Subsets A and B feature pitched roofing that harks back to the stables around the racecourse. The nearby historic St Ninian’s Church, with its orange-red steeple and crisp white walls is also a design influence. Keen viewers of Set will notice circular patterning on the exteriors: a subtle nod to Venn diagrams, a visual tool used in mathematics to represent set theory.

Finished in 2018, although parking is available for its residents, Set continues with Ockham’s focus on encouraging a car-free lifestyle, and has 74 bike parks. It is located within minutes’ walk of the Avondale Train Station. As is the nature of Ockham buildings, there’s also a communal residents’ space for everyone to use.

Who lives here?

30 Apartments


Racecourse Parade, Avondale

What was required:

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Our team of experienced certified commercial plumbers/drainlayers strive to:

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  • On time and to budget.
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We can help design new systems to provide the most cost-effective operating costs. Customers save thousands of dollars per year with us. We can also provide regular maintenance to ensure the plumbing, drainage and heating systems are always in working order.