Recent Submissions

  • Sustaining growth through live-work 

    Bajallan, Basma (2017)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a live-work development respond sustainably to current growth patterns within Auckland? ABSTRACT: The rapid rise in population within Auckland has created a high demand for housing. Current ...
  • Reviving the heart : establishing place & connection through the architectural mechanism and fabric of a transport exchange, using Trivalent Design 

    Barnett, Callum (2017)
    This research project, REVIVING THE HEART, researches and explores architectural solutions in connecting the people of Auckland back to their urban fabric of Auckland and eachother to restore their sense of place. Auckland ...
  • Spaces we hear : closing the gap between architecture and the soundscape 

    Clayton, Natasha (2018)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture benefit from a design process driven by sound investigations? ABSTRACT: This project is concerned with what R. Murray Shafer has termed the ‘soundscape’, the aural equivalent ...
  • Arresting momentum : creating a sense of place in a multi-modal transit hub 

    Rean, Nicholas (2017)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How might the design of a transit interchange inform the experience of movement and promote the use of public transport? ABSTRACT: People are instinctively keen to travel. In the past, communities ...
  • The river archive 

    Couchman, Alice (2017)
    AIM: The aim of this research project was to investigate how architecture can store, evoke and recall memories and histories within its structure. OBJECTIVES: 1. Investigate previous ways in which memorialisation has ...
  • Regeneration of Papatoetoe 

    Singh, Tajvir (2017)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How does a town centre regeneration project use existing and new public open space to achieve identity and by this process re-establish its purpose as a local centre? ABSTRACT: With the increasing ...
  • Powerful landmark : re-energizing Huntly 

    McLeod, Cameron John (2017)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How might the soon to be defunct parts of Huntly Power Station be repurposed to provide for positive growth in the community of Huntly? ABSTRACT: The town of Huntly needs a new direction. Historically ...
  • The move out 

    Jones, Campbell (2017)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: Using Christchurch’s Southern Corridor, how can a transport oriented, multi-use interchange, positively respond to transport issues present in Christchurch’s greater urban growth, whilst refocusing ...
  • The Kahoa Village : how can architects and architecture respond to New Zealand’s most pressing issue - homelessness? 

    Nimo, Losa (2019)
    This project investigates how architecture responds to New Zealand’s most pressing issue: homelessness. This project targets the underlying issues that those that are homeless are dealing with on a daily basis. It also ...
  • A mindful collaboration : a timber design-build 

    Campbell, Gemma (2019)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architects collectively approach the design and construction processes to produce bespoke architectural products successfully? ABSTRACT: Architects and designers should create atmosphere and ...
  • Beneath the surface 

    Laubscher, Torben (2019)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can timber technologies, complemented by digital design processes be exploited to enhance architectural design and express contextual relationships? ABSTRACT: The rise of digital technologies ...
  • Highly nurtured : child development in a high-rise typology 

    Mosley, Sarah (2019)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the high-rise typology be better designed to cater to the needs of young families and support the mental and physical health of both parents and children? ABSTRACT: Currently, the population ...
  • Spiritual reawakening : the sacred revival of water 

    Padmanabhan, Madhuvanthi (2019)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a temple contribute to the cleanliness of the water in Bellandur Lake in India, create awareness around water issues and educate the public about water purification and its significance in the ...
  • Limbo : acknowledging value 

    Smith, Thomas (2019)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the inherited qualities of a derelict place be retained in its rehabilitation? The Mittagong Maltings is located in the Southern Highlands region of New South Wales, Australia. Established ...
  • The merging city : creating a socially connected urban development 

    Singh, Baadshah (2019)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can social interactions be improved by integrating medium density housing, a commercial area and transport infrastructure in developing urban areas? Urbanisation is on the rise, and the least ...
  • Shaping density : how can high density form yield good urban places? 

    Roberts, Samuel (2018)
    PROJECT OUTLINE: Recently, the Government has purchased 29.3 hectares of Unitec Land within the Wairaka precinct. The proposed number of houses aimed to be built on this land has been described to be between 3000-4000 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Social living project for Chinese elderly people without family support 

    Zhang, Shirong (2018)
    RESEARCH QUESTIONS: 1. How can an architecturally designed project for the elderly in China provide mental and physical health support but also keep them connected to society? 2. With fewer opportunities for companionship ...
  • Stepping back : a look at managed retreat in NZ 

    Bloomfield, Sibyl (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2018-11)
    In 1990 the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change proposed the adaptation strategies of Protect, Accommodate and Retreat, and these were adopted and incorporated into New Zealand’s national policy. This paper investigates ...
  • Impact of building envelope design on Auckland public library energy consumption 

    Su, Bin (2018)
    This study investigated impact of building envelope design on energy consumption of Auckland public libraries under local climatic conditions. Energy consumption data and library building envelope design data of the 30 ...

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