• Backyard death in Auckland 

      Moore, Cameron (Unitec Institution of Technology, 2017-11-21)
      This paper is an extension of Griffith University urban form professor Tony Hall’s work on private open space. In his book The Life and Death of the Australian Backyard 1 ; and the journal entries Where have all the Gardens ...
    • The Brazilian metropolitan regions in the context of the statute of metropolis: the importance of collaborative governance. 

      Melchiors, L. C.; Wagner, Cesar (Instytut Metropolitalny, 2016)
      The current urban situation is represented by issues that go beyond municipal boundaries and by increasingly complex arrangements between cities. Part of this complexity arises from the polycentric character of metropolitan ...
    • City Profile: Berlin 

      Arandjelovic, Biljana; Bogunovich, Dushko (Elsevier, 2014-04)
      Berlin was the center of the Cold War conflict. • After reunification in the 90s, Berlin became the biggest building site in Europe. • Today, the productive force of Berlin lies in its culture and media industries. • Recent ...
    • Density, energy and metabolism of a proposed smart city 

      Mandal, A.; Byrd, Hugh (Anglo-American Publishers, 2017)
      This paper reports on a detailed analysis of the metabolism of the Island City of Mumbai should the Indian Government’s proposal for ‘smart’ cities be implemented. It focuses on the environmental impact of increased ...
    • Design dialogues : ambiguity of “design” within Architectural Studio 

      Pretty, Annabel; McPherson, Peter (2017)
      The ambiguous nature of the word “design” offers up a complex dialectic dialogue for the architectural studio lecturers to impart to their students. Discussing the “design”, more commonly referred to as the programme or ...
    • Encountering the pedagogy of live and interactive architectural projects 

      Pretty, Annabel; McPherson, Peter (Queensland University of Technology, 2017)
      The use of the word “live” as a prefix for a project, is a thought-provoking, and perplexing concept; does one assume that all other projects are dead? Or is it that "(a)live," in the studio build paradigm, is about the ...
    • Entre o sonho e a realidade : a habitação social no Brasil de uma perspectiva histórica 

      Melchiors, L. C.; Almeida, M. S. (Faculdade de Arquitetura Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Brasil, 2015-06-28)
      Atualmente a temática da habitação tem sido amplamente discutida pela relevância que assume para a sociedade e, especialmente, para os países da America Latina, com significativos problemas sociais. O presente trabalho faz ...
    • Ernst Plischke as teacher : Wellington (Auckland) Vienna 

      Schnoor, Christoph (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      From early on in his career, Austrian-born architect Ernst Plischke (1903–1992) wished not only to be a practising architect but also to be able to pass on his knowledge as a professor. As an emigre in Wellington in the ...
    • Exergy and the city : the technology and sociology of power (failure) 

      Byrd, Hugh; Matthewman, S. (Routledge Open Select, 2014-09-23)
      Blackouts—the total loss of electrical power—serve as a reminder of how dependent the modern world and particularly urban areas have become on electricity and the appliances it powers. To understand them we consider the ...
    • Is it working? New Zealand's coastal policy statement and the Auckland Unitary Plan 

      Murphy, Chris (Unitec Institution of Technology, 2017-11-21)
      This paper uses the objectives and policies inherent in the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 as a template for benchmarking the adaptation strategies contained in the natural hazards section of the Unitary Plan ...
    • Leon Battista Alberti, mental rotation and the origins of three-dimensional computer modeling 

      Mitrovic, Branko (2015-09)
      Buildings are three-dimensional objects, but architectural communication about them occurs primarily in the two-dimensional medium of drawings. The use of drawings to communicate about buildings goes back to ancient times; ...
    • Metropolização Contemporânea: transformações territoriais nasmetrópoles da América Latina 

      Melchiors, L. C. (Universidade Federal do Amapá, 2017)
      Nas últimas décadas, as metrópoles passaram por profundas transformações urbanas. As novas tecnologias da informação e comunicação e o novo enfoque de governança baseado na ampla liberalização econômica impulsionaram ...
    • A produção do espaço urbano e da habitação social na escala metropolitana: efeitos do programa Minha Casa, Minha Vida na região metropolitana de Porto Alegre/RS 

      Almeida, M.S.; Melchiors, L.C. (2017)
      O presente trabalho discute a produção do espaço urbano a partir da habitação construída pelo Programa Minha Casa, Minha Vida − PMCMV. Buscou-se analisar a distribuição territorial dos empreendimentos enquadrados no ...
    • Raw concepts of sustainability in vernacular dwellings : a case study of Kangbaiwan mansion in China 

      Song, X. Q.; Su, Bin (2016-08)
      The building sector is one of the highest energy consuming sectors in the world as well as in China, it is urgent to seek an energy-saving way of sustainable architecture development. From ...
    • Re-solved: iterating design solutions by understanding failure 

      McPherson, Peter; Pretty, Annabel (Queensland University of Technology (QUT), 2017)
      Design is considered one of the most important parts of an architectural education. Much emphasis is placed upon the Design Studio within a School of Architecture, yet in the traditional tutor/student model how much ...
    • Self formation and innovation 

      Klasz, Walter; Bacher, Michael; Woodruffe, Paul (EdA International Journal, 2015-09-27)
      Contemporary architecture and product design is confronted with a rapidly increasing offer of new materials and technologies. At the same time a growing consciousness can be observed that some established solutions need a ...
    • Stilled in the city by coloured light 

      Rennie, Julian (Screencity Lab, 2013-09)
      Does coloured light still have the power to silence us? In the current urban world of social media and 30-second sound bites, do we have any retreats from our “uba-paced” lifestyle? Is there time and are there places where ...
    • Towards appreciating the importance of windowscapes : evaluation and suggestion for improvement of New Zealand Building Code 

      Mirza, L.; Byrd, Hugh (Contemporary Urban Affairs, 2017-08-27)
      Rapid intensification of Auckland has made our visual awareness of the outdoor environment (windowscapes) more confined and restricted. The recent changes of Auckland’s windowscapes have made the shortcomings of New Zealand ...
    • The unstable city : heritage and agency 

      Budgett, Jeanette; Kaza, Krystina; McDonald, Allan (Unitec ePress, 2013-06-19)
      The Unstable City engages with questions of Auckland’s architectural heritage and draws attention to the potential widespread loss of buildings. The immediate prompt for the publication was the series of devastating ...
    • Why are naturally ventilated office spaces not popular in New Zealand? 

      Rasheed, E.; Byrd, Hugh; Money, B.; Mbachu, J.; Egbelakin, T. (MDPI (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute), 2017-03-26)
      In this paper, we investigated the reason(s) why natural ventilation is not as popular as air-conditioned or mixed-mode ventilation systems in Green-rated office buildings in New Zealand. To achieve this, we had three ...