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Transitions and thresholds in the urban environment: Activating space and identifying place

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dc.contributor.advisor Schnoor, Christoph King, Jason 2012-10-02T22:20:56Z 2012-10-02T22:20:56Z 2012 en_NZ
dc.description.abstract Personal transport and communication technology have contributed significantly to the erosion of quality urban space. Together they have weakened the relationships between people within neighbourhoods through their ability to connect people over short or long distances with limited public interaction. This isolated lifestyle has been reinforced by the sculptural forms of modern architecture deteriorating the connection between public and private space. This project attempts to identify what defines an urban environment that provides a stimulating and memorable pedestrian experience; then, with that knowledge, analyse an existing urban environment and provide an architectural intervention that reinforces existing qualities while providing increased density and enhancing the sense of place and connection within the neighbourhood. Clarity of transitions and thresholds define a more vivid environment, creating spaces and points of change in a journey, locating our position in relation to where we have come from and where we are going. en_NZ
dc.language.iso en en_NZ
dc.subject Pedestrian experience en_NZ
dc.subject Urban space en_NZ
dc.subject Points of change en_NZ
dc.subject Locating positions en_NZ
dc.title Transitions and thresholds in the urban environment: Activating space and identifying place en_NZ
dc.type Masters Thesis en_NZ Master of Architecture (Professional) en_NZ Unitec Institute of Technology en_NZ
dc.subject.marsden 120508 Urban Design en_NZ
unitec.pages 238 en_NZ

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