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Architecture

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  • Schnoor, Christoph (Kulturerbe und Denkmalpflege transkulturell : Grenzgaenge zwischen Theorie und Praxis., 2013)
    In den knapp fünfzehn Jahren ihrer kurzen Kolonialherrschaft in Samoa setzte die deutsche Verwaltung unter ihrem Gouverneur, Dr. Wilhelm Solf, eine Reihe von baulichen und infrastrukturellen Erweiterungen des Ortes Apia ...
  • Arandjelovic, Biljana; Bogunovich, Dushko (Cities, 2014)
    Berlin was the center of the Cold War conflict. • After reunification in the 90s, Berlin became the biggest building site in Europe. • Today, the productive force of Berlin lies in its culture and media industries. • Recent ...
  • Schnoor, Christoph (Dialogue "Baukultur" - Innovations in Teaching : Successfully Reinforcing the International Dimension., 2013)
    What forms the cultural identity of a city? As architectural historian and theorist, I will apply this question to the “Baukultur”, this German term, on the one hand heavily loaded and on the other hand virtually impossible ...
  • Aryan, Ni Putu; Potangaroa, Regan (International Conference -Green Architecture for Sustainable Living and Environment, 2014)
    Is there a connection between space and the culture that it seemingly contains? Does the space define the culture, or does the culture define the space or is it some combination, working at perhaps different hierarchies? This ...
  • Potangaroa, Regan; Santosa, Happy; Wilkinson, Susan (Disaster Management: Enabling Resilience, 2014)
    The current “resilience gap” is how it can be enabled in reality from its apparent idealistic grounding? This chapter accepts that a first step should be the establishment of a suitable metric for resilience measurement. ...
  • Austin, Michael (Pacific Spaces Annual Conference of the Association of Anthropology of Oceania, 2014)
    The history of architecture revolves around the notion of closure. It is concerned with shelter, protection and differentiation. A history of openness in architecture has yet to be written. It does not see origins in the ...
  • Murphy, Chris (48th International Conference of the Architectural Science Association, 2014)
    In July 2011 the NZ Government passed into law a financial compensation package in the form of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service (Financial Assistance Package) Amendment Bill to assist homeowners in repairing homes ...
  • Murphy, Chris (40th IAHS World Congress on Housing, 2014)
    The New Zealand Government is in the process of considering a law that would require all commercial, multi unit and multi-storey residential buildings upgraded and strengthened to a minimum of 35% or more of the New Building ...
  • Austin, Michael (14ª Venice Architecture Biennale, 2014)
    Pacific pavilions The Oceanic way of building boats involves duplicating hulls “One would imagine that a contrivance so simple and practical for pro- curing stability and increased carrying capacity would have been adopted ...
  • Broatch, Hannah (Master of Architecture, 2015)
    This research project aims to improve the onsite living conditions for construction workers in Ahmedabad, India. Due to rapid urbanisation, large-scale housing developments litter city margins throughout India, catering ...
  • Veber, Eloise (Master of Architecture, 2015)
    New Zealanders have an undeniable attraction to the coast. As a nation bordering only oceans, natural activity at the edge has captured our attention and imagination since early settlement. Despite different cultural ...
  • Geary, Whitney (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2012)
    There is an urgency to find intelligent solutions for supplanting and diversifying water treatment to stop polluted water reaching our oceans. In New Zealand, soil run-off is the largest threat to our marine ecosystem and ...
  • 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 ...

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