• The city of play : reconfiguring the urban environment 

      Mecalfe, Liam (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the concept of ‘New Babylon’ be used to repair a neglected part of the city? ABSTRACT: Ever since CIAM and Le Corbusier pioneered the Functional City in 1933, city planners have been trying ...
    • Dirty little secret : illuminating issues of wastefulness through architecture 

      Stephenson, Hannah (2017)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can an architectural reinterpretation of Auckland’s waste infrastructure illuminate the wasteful nature of current waste management systems and disestablish common perceptions about waste? AIMS ...
    • Fighting for youth : the creation of a safe space for disadvantaged youth 

      Brown, Troy (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a facility for sports and recreation create a safe space for disadvantaged youth and foster their engagement with society? ABSTRACT: Many South Auckland children and youth experience ...
    • Good luck, have fun 

      Luo, Jack (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the principles of Feng Shui be translated architecturally to a modern gaming facility? Electronic Sports or “eSports” is a form of competition that happens on the virtual stage with high ...
    • Incremental extension 

      de Langen, Beatrix (2017)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the incremental growth of nature be used as a premise to govern new sustainable builds within the region of Auckland? ABSTRACT: Housing can no longer be considered a human right, and is ...
    • Intensifying cities : an exploration into methods of transitioning Auckland into higher densities 

      Chan, Rebecca (2016)
      Like many other large cities, Auckland is facing an exponential increase in population. With the drastic increase of people moving to the cities, comes the problem of providing enough housing in the cities. With the current ...
    • Ora 'life' : the healing of our nation 

      Putua-Kainuku, Vaikaʻi (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture stimulate a holistic environment that incorporates traditional methods and cultural values of healthy living in the Cook Islands? ABSTRACT: The Cook Islands translation for Ora ...
    • Raising resilience 

      Medemblik, Devlin (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture assist in building confidence in children, so they are resilient when faced with mental distress? ABSTRACT: “It’s your reaction to adversity, not adversity itself that determines ...
    • Synesthesia & the synthetic effect 

      Smith, Peta S. I. (2017)
      The architectural built environment of office buildings are often stagnant. The lack of sensory stimulation in such settings further de-sensitise the occupants by limiting the sensory stimulation our primal bodies crave ...