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  • Weavers, William (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • Rashid, Maysum (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • O'Sullivan, John (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • Magan, Jayshree (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • Banerjee, Shubhendu (Bobby) (Master of Architecture, 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 ...
  • Dykstra, Les (Master of Architecture, 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 ...
  • Warne, Joshua (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • Leat, Adrian (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2012)
    “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach your full potential... these are the keys that will unlock the door to personal excellence.” - Confucius This design project attempts to explore the relationship ...
  • Wigglesworth, Ruth (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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. ...
  • Wen, Rui (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • Horvath, Nina (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • Warren, Max (Master of Architecture (Professional), 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 ...
  • Rahimi, Cyrus (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2010)
    This project is about how architecture might affect the relationship between two groups of people; two different groups with experience of conflict in the past. The context for this study is the island of Cyprus which ...
  • 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, ...
  • Roome, Jason (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2012)
    This research project looks at the current trend of the architecture of Charismatic churches, with its disregard for the significance of the built environment, and attempts to uncover a set of design principles and a built ...
  • Bower, Abbey (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2009)
    What is a sensitive development and urban design strategy for a vacant corner site and heritage building in Ponsonby; a character suburb of Auckland? This research project focuses on issues of sensitive redevelopment ...
  • Hooper, Haley Chantal (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2011)
    Barry’s Point is the peninsula that founded the development of the Takapuna community. It is a controversial and contentious location that has witnessed many different occupations and events in its short urban history. It ...
  • Hadler, Jacob (Master of Architecture (Professional), 2009)
    This research project is about how we should be designing big buildings in big cities. In general, big buildings tend to ignore their context by becoming independent objects in space. These objects, or space occupiers, are ...
  • 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 ...