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Browsing Architecture Dissertations and Theses by Date Added

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Browsing Architecture Dissertations and Theses by Date Added

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  • Phillips, Maria Heather (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    Heritage buildings are a resource that is often overlooked. The adaptive reuse of a building that has become redundant can lead to interesting and unique spaces, while forcing unconventional design decisions due to physical, ...
  • Chalmers, Joseph (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    This research project sets out to establish interpretations of the architectural boundary and addresses a focal point of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie. The architectural boundary is considered a term implying division, ...
  • Lin, Chia-Chin (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    The focus of this research is the linear intensification of urban transport corridors, incorporating mixed use typologies. Suburbs in Auckland which fall on motorway, and railway routes suffer many adverse effects of ...
  • Liu, Haidi (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    Art has always been treated as nourishment for the mind and a spirtual tool that improves the quality of life. It arises out of the experience of life but is the distillations of life. It can provide aesthetic enjoyment, ...
  • Edmonds, Matthew (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    The research project investigates the sustainable adaptive reuse strategies to re-energize existing buildings as an alternative to demolition and replacement. Giving existing buildings a new life helps keep a trace of our ...
  • Richardson, Lyn (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • Del Monte, Maria Sheela (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    Restoration of a historical building is always a great opportunity for people who are passionate about preserving heritage. This project is envisaged to convert San Ignacio Church into an ecclesiastical museum which will ...
  • Daniel, Sullivan (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    Light has fascinated mankind throughout history, and is the single component that makes all things visible, without it, visual perception is mute. Light is more than that, it also provides warmth, separates day from night, ...
  • Looker, Andrew (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    The building envelope is undergoing change. We still expect it to provide thermal, light and visual comfort for its occupants, but not at a huge energy and climate cost for the natural environment. Designers should look ...
  • Newman, Neil (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    With its isolated location, and variation in climate and land formations, New Zealand is privileged with an abundance of wildlife unique to these islands. Our indigenous flora, fauna, and the environment they inhabit, make ...
  • Yelavich, Nicole (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    This research project explores the issue of housing affordability and living quality for median range income households as it is this demographic which has the most potential for home ownership. The aspect of ‘affordability’ ...
  • Storrie, Alastair (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2012)
    Philosophy, Science and Architecture have ever been engaged in serious interdisciplinary discourse. In various and profound ways, each discipline derives insight from the others. The discoveries and insights held between ...
  • Manning, Scott (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2012)
    The significance of the proposal stems from changes being made in contemporary society. Ideals of densification and the attempt to provide working and living facilities within walking distance of each other minimize the ...
  • Watson, Kirsty (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2012)
    This research project will explore a site in need of urban revitalisation, analyse the existing buildings on the site, and design an architectural strategy for the regeneration of the area. I will explore architecture that ...
  • Galvez Soliva, Mary Joselle (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2011)
    This project investigates the design of an urban school programmed using alternative modes of learning relevant to a knowledge driven society. The knowledge society, or knowledge economy, is a mode of thinking which is ...
  • Howdle, Natasha (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2012)
    This project investigates the impact urban intensification in Auckland suburbs has on the social aspects of identity (the individual and the community). The scheme, a medium or higher density infill housing development for ...
  • Eisenhauer, Jürgen (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    Auckland would be an obvious choice as a host city within New Zealand. It has previously hosted two Commonwealth Games, the Asia Pacific Games, the World Masters Games, the 2012 Triathlon World Championships as well as ...
  • Holehouse, Michael (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2013)
    The connection architecture can make with the ground is rarely given the attention it deserves. It is the first junction that architecture is required to make. The research project selected a diverse and challenging site ...
  • Thomas, Duncan (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2012)
    This thesis project is an architectural response to constructing a more ecologically achievable way of living in our growing urban environments. Global issues such as climate and economic changes and unsustainable resources ...
  • Gregory, George Christopher (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2011)
    How could the 'architect' approach the issue of uniting the site and wider landscape with the imposition of the man made form? ... Buildings that appear to be intrinsically part of their place have an integration which ...