• 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Women in fabrication : a platform for inclusive and diverse design 

      Couchman, A.; Patel, Yusef; McPherson, Peter (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2018-11)
      In New Zealand, over half of our architectural graduates are female but this number significantly drops within professional practice. The fact remains that industry is a male citadel whether in the realm of design or ...
    • Prefabrication : New Zealand’s golden ticket? 

      Mirus, Annaliese; Patel, Yusef; McPherson, Peter (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA), 2018-11)
      The construction industry within New Zealand is currently experiencing a boom and is the largest sector of the country’s infrastructure. Although substantial, the industry continues to suffer from inflated costs, ...
    • Intensive design building studio : a collaboration with industry 

      Campbell, G.; Patel, Yusef; McPherson, Peter (Architectural Science Association (ANZAScA, 2018-11)
      The purpose of this paper is to explore a case study project between a timber supplier, industry body and an architecture school. The project, an installation stand, became a test to access how resilient junior architectural ...
    • Adaptive reuse and repurposing of industrial buildings to residential dwellings in Auckland City 

      Kiroff, Lydia; Parris, S. (Analysis & Policy Observatory (APO), 2018-06-18)
      Auckland is currently facing a housing crisis in which demand for living space has exceeded what is being provided. The ad hoc demolition of older buildings, driven by proactive property developers in hope of meeting the ...
    • To strengthen or demolish : the financial challenges facing unreinforced masonry buildings in New Zealand 

      Murphy, Chris (2018-04)
      Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city continues to be dogged by both the high cost and short supply of domestic housing. A combination of high immigration, high material costs, a lack of forward planning at both Governmental ...
    • Relevance of Renaissance architectural theories today : together. 

      Jadresin-Milic, Renata; Pretty, Annabel (Cumulus International Association of Universities and Colleges of Art, Design and Media. Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, 2018-04)
      This paper will strive to identify and analyse the multiplicity of threaded knots which lurk under the surface of a mythologised Renaissance as characterised by monolithic classicism and untangling this to create a shared ...
    • 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 ...
    • Connecting water to architecture : encouraging the interaction between people and surroundings 

      Gong, Meng (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a better interaction with water be encouraged through the use of the architectural atmosphere? Or more specifically: How can an urban waterfront building in Auckland provide interaction ...
    • Pavilions and parameters 

      Janus, Adrian (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: What role does the pavilion serve to the architectural discourse? [Specifically] • How can a parametric approach be used to develop a pavilion design? SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS: The research project ...
    • 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 ...
    • Finding the romance : a project that invigorates cultural values through architecture 

      Liu, Yanliang (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture help traditional handicrafts regain their cultural value? Hand-made arts and crafts are true artist's art. They come from the people and serve the people. Hand-made arts and ...
    • Not a monastery : transposing and interpreting the ancient typology 

      Pearce, Emily (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the typology of the European monastery be used as a vehicle to re-assimilate the practice and preservation of authentic Florentine art and crafts into the city of Florence? Monasticism was ...
    • 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 ...
    • Dead reckoning : curating the currents of Oceania on a journey towards rediscovery 

      Posala, Carleone (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How might we elevate our understanding of indigenous cultures through refining an architectural artefact in a progressive society? Indigenous Samoa is the subject of this research project. Thousands ...
    • Architectural strategies in the education of the sciences 

      Kumaracheliyan, Shanker (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTIONS: How can architecture be designed to be more engaging in educating the fields of science and technology? How can this be done through architecture expression avoiding a repository response? ABST ...
    • 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 ...
    • From village to “Village” 

      Zou, Yujie (Jason) (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the existing houses in the urban villages be upgraded in order to improve the living conditions and upward social movement of migrant workers in Chinese cities? This project investigates ...