Living in the shadow of the most liveable city : an exploration of unliveable sites
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Citation:Paterson, S. (2015). Living in the shadow of the most liveable city : an exploration of unliveable sites. Explanatory Document. A Research Project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional), Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:http://hdl.handle.net/10652/3439
This design project explores the possible potential of sites with unliveable conditions that have been overlooked in recent planning schemes in Auckland. There is a need in Auckland for development land that can help ease housing shortages and to reduce the pressure to build on green field sites. The design attempts to incorporate contemporary sustainable concepts that are required for architectural developments and explore how their interaction with unliveable conditions affect design outcome. It is expected there will be a clash in agenda between unliveable conditions and sustainable concepts, but this will identify limitations and points of compromise when developing other sites in Auckland. Research is required in this area as architectural outcomes on these sites have created a negative stigma in the past and good development is required to assist Auckland to realising its full potential. Project site: Southern side of New North Road in Kingsland, Auckland.