• Active living architecture 

    Weavers, William (2011)
    This thesis project is an architectural response to the global obesity epidemic. Obesity prevalence rates are increasing around the world at such an alarming rate, that a problem which was not a pressing issue two generations ...
  • Adapation, accretion and architecture : a proposal for the island of Funafuti 

    Pearce, Jordan (2013)
    The climate is shifting and this shift brings with it a number of effects. Perhaps the most devastating of these effects is sea level rise and its impact on low-lying island nations. One of these nations: Tuvalu, may have ...
  • The adaptation of Islamic culture in a western society: “Building a contemporary mosque in Auckland” 

    Rashid, Maysum (2011)
    Though it is from the East that the sun rises, showing itself bold and bright without a veil, it burns and blazes with inward fire only when it escapes from the shackles of east and west..."(3) - Muhammad Iqbal The ...
  • Adoration of the joint : investigation and translated application of jointing methods 

    Richardson, Lyn (2013)
    This research project is an investigation into the aesthetics and craft of traditional timber jointing techniques. It is an endeavour to grasp the essence of the timber joint and the craft by which it is produced and to ...
  • The aesthetics of topology optimisation and non-standard analysis 

    O'Sullivan, John (2011)
    Over the last few years, architects have been given access to a myriad of new generative tools that are unprecedented in both number and capacity. Some design professionals are describing the ability they provide to generate ...
  • After the rot: Improving the durability of building envelopes in domestic housing, New Zealand 

    Murphy, Chris (International Association for Housing Science, 2010)
    The issue of weathertightness of the external building envelope in domestic scaled timber frames continues to be an issue in New Zealand, some ten years after the results of a major cladding survey into the durability and ...
  • Analogic architecture: A bionmetic speculation 

    Magan, Jayshree (2009)
    There is a beauty to science, and a science to the beauty that is intrinsic in art. The exploration of art and science in architecture are intertwining studies in the pursuit of new inspiration and ideas. Art and science ...
  • Aotearoa Sikh architecture : a place for worship 

    Singh, Pardeep (2013)
    Very little research about “Sikh Architecture” is currently available. When it comes to identifying Sikh temples, the perception of the majority assumes that Sikh temples are the same as Hindu temples and Islamic Mosques; ...
  • The Application of Quality of Life Metrics 

    Potangaroa, Regan; Santosa, Happy; Wilkinson, Susan (Springer, 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. ...
  • Appropriate vocabulary for a Hindu Temple design in Auckland 

    Banerjee, Shubhendu (Bobby) (2010)
    The Temple provides a deep insight into the spiritual and social aspects of the Hindu religion. With advancement in technology and communications, settlement patterns and Temple worship have undergone radical changes. So ...
  • Aqua house: A house design that explores the possibility of integrating architecture and water, technically and aesthetically 

    Dykstra, Les (2007)
    This project has resulted from current concerns about global water usage and the increasing pollution of water environments. The research focuses on the relationship of water and architecture. The preliminary research ...
  • Architectural analysis : a methodology to understand and inform the design of spaces 

    Shahram, Shandiz (2014)
    The following research is an explorative study on ‘architectural analysis’ as a means of thinking and designing architecture. It is a space of dissection, observation and representation to establish (new) relationships ...
  • The architectural impact of urban intensification: A study of medium density housing in the Auckland region 

    Warne, Joshua (2010)
    This thesis explores the challenges faced by architects when designing medium density housing in the Auckland region. It investigates the impact of urban intensification on architecture and the counter-effect of architecture ...
  • Architecture & enlightenment: An exploration of the experiential possibilities of the constituents of architecture 

    Horvath, Nina (2010)
    There is a general acknowledgement of the lack of spiritual and emotional richness in contemporary architecture. This thesis attempts to address the issue of normalised and emotionless architecture, through the design of ...
  • Architecture and textiles 

    Wigglesworth, Ruth (2010)
    This proposal develops a design for a textile museum and gallery. The design has been produced as a result of an indepth analysis of textile arts and the information that can be derived from their application in architecture. ...
  • Architecture and tradition 

    Wen, Rui (2010)
    The history of contemporary architecture in China begins in 1949. In that year, the country’s social infrastructure changes. In 1978 the Economic Reform brought on another important phase in the development of China and ...
  • Architecture as a work-in-progress 

    Walls, Sekai (2013)
    People carry an assumption that ‘heritage’ architecture must be historic (age based) to be considered valuable and significant to New Zealand’s cultural identity. This historic value must be maintained and preserved, but ...
  • Architecture as nature 

    Shi, Yuan (2013)
    “A building is something that protects us and differentiates itself from the natural environment. I like the idea of energy ; in a sense, the energies are about thermodynamics and about the real forces that we are creating. ...
  • Architecture for humanity: Shipping containers as Swiss Army knife 

    Lee, Ja Yeun; Potangaroa, Regan (2010-01-01)
    Surplus commercial shipping containers have re-gained popularity among developed countries recently and are often associated with fashionable, prefabricated second-homes, hotels, and even cities. However, when applied in ...
  • Architecture in motion: change we can believe in 

    Warren, Max (2010)
    This research project addresses a triple agenda of portability, adaptability and sustainability through the design of a multipurpose public events venue for Auckland city. Proposed events range from small community based ...