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Architecture

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Architecture

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  • The open 
    Austin, Michael (Pacific Spaces and Sacred Buildings Fono #1: Interstices Under Construction Symposium, 2013)
    Recently there has been a renewed interest in Karl Popper’s The Open Society, written during the Second World War in Christchurch. Popper also wrote another major book The Poverty of Historicism, which has been much debated. ...
  • Potangaroa, Regan (Green Concept in Architecture and Environment, 2013)
    Most material on a “Green Concept” for addressing the environmental, social, cultural and institutional issues resulting from global warming and climate change through the implementation of architecture and environmental ...
  • Schnoor, Christoph; Kromrei, Claudia (Proceedings of the Society of Architectural Historians of Australia and New Zealand (30th), 2013)
    One of the open questions for contemporary urban living in the city is the issue of density. What level of urban density is sustainable and appropriate for a healthy, enjoyable lifestyle as well as for the unfolding of ...
  • Sayers, Sebastian (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    “A Museum of New Zealand Architecture” explores the possibility of creating a museum that exhibits various examples of New Zealand architecture. New Zealand architecture needs more exposure in the public domain for its ...
  • Wyatt, Matthew (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    With the growth in complexity of global sporting events, the priority driving the design of dwelling places for such festivals is shifting from an aesthetic focus driven by programmatics to a legacy focus driven by pragmatics. ...
  • Taylor, Maria (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    The provision of quality, affordable housing is vital for our communities and country. The current housing shortage, and lack of quality, affordable housing in Auckland provides the foundation for the relevant and significant ...
  • Roake-Barefoot, Brett (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    Our senses deliver us information as to the nature of our environment, allowing us a complete understanding of our surroundings. Architecture is traditionally considered a visual concern, however as Juhani Pallasmaa argues, ...
  • Budgett, Jeanette; Kaza, Krystina; McDonald, Allan (2013)
    The Unstable City engages with questions of Auckland’s architectural heritage and draws attention to the potential widespread loss of buildings. The immediate prompt for the publication was the series of devastating ...
  • Richardson, Marcus (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    The city was declared an ever changing place and alteration; it is a stage set for the unexpected meshing between the past, the present and the unknown. Which architectural spaces of today will be leftover and redundant ...
  • Malcolm, Jessica (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    The commercial Creamery is New Zealand’s undervalued tourist destination, in a society where people are increasingly separated from the production and original source of food. The creamery has the potential to offer an ...
  • Locke, Adam (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    Man currently takes no ownership for the oceans despite being a major contributor to its current state. People are happy utilising it for their own needs but lack conviction in order to take ownership. An architectural ...
  • Kwan, Flora (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    Giovanni Battista Piranesi (1720-1778) is remembered as a visionary architect whose creation of the Carceri d’Invenzione (Imaginary Prisons) surpassed the limits of human imagination and which contains a power to constantly ...
  • Kelderman, Maurits (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    Project The establishment of a whare wānanga at the site of Hoani Waititi Marae, Oratia. The Hoani Waititi Marae has been a centre for Maori educational development since it's opening in 1980. It has hosted such ...
  • Hughes, Laura (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    “...it is again no question of expediency or feeling whether we shall preserve the buildings of past times or not. We have no right whatever to touch them. They are not ours. They belong partly to those who built them, and ...
  • Donaldson, Megan (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    With many cities worldwide plagued by issues from unsustainable urban sprawl, a common solution is to densify the existing urban tissue. The live-work typology provides one means for densification, where one would live and ...
  • McPherson, Peter James John (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    This research project investigates how the computer and Computer Aided Design software has influenced architecture in the past twenty years; from the influence the digital has had on design thinking to the production of ...
  • Liew, Nicola (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    Technological advancements have increasingly led to the alienation of human emotion from physical experience. A prime example of such can be demonstrated upon analysis of the business of death and dying, an experience which ...
  • Callis, Kaitlyn Elizabeth (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    As an exchange student, New Zealand was uncharted territory, both culturally and environmentally. With a growing interest in the people and place affected by architectural design, I decided a project deeply rooted in the ...
  • Myburg, John (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    This project seeks to explore potential options for parasitic adaptation and habitation of unused space in a bridge structure where organic will meet infrastructure. It is a call for habitation that, looking at nature and ...
  • Curtis, Joshua (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2014)
    The Purpose of this project is to provide a sustainable and responsive design solution which provides education and creates awareness of the importance of our coastal environment, and the potential dangers of building on ...

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