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dc.contributor.authorMorgan, Peter
dc.description.abstractThis project is about discovering ways that architecture can intervene and help preserve communities in the face of disaster. To preserve communities requires building resilience. This project focuses on how to instil resilience into a community and will explore ways non-architectural issues can be synthesized into architectural forms that can have the effect of changing perspective, raising awareness, and encouraging resourcefulness. It will consider methods of strengthening communities from within the parameters of an ecologically resilient perspective only; will argue that the traditional, engineering, understanding of resilience that informs current practice in western cultures is not as effective as an ecological approach to the preservation of communities in the face of natural disasters; and that establishing ecological resilience in communities is essential for their survival in the face of the increasing number of natural disasters expected in the future. The design aspect of the project will involve artificially introducing a disturbance factor, flooding, into an area which will be modified to handle it while also using it to promote community activity. Architectural installations will also be designed to facilitate use of the area. Project site: Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectclimate changeen_NZ
dc.subjectfloods and floodingen_NZ
dc.subjectflood resilient architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitecture of resilienceen_NZ
dc.subjectwater architecture designen_NZ
dc.subjectThames (Coromandel Peninsula, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectCoromandel Peninsula (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.titleArchitecture of resilience : how can architecture instil resilience within communities in the face of future disasters?en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden310000 Architecture, Urban Environment and Buildingen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMorgan, P. (2015). Architecture of resilience : how can architecture instil resilience within communities in the face of future disasters? An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture Professional. Unitec Institute of Technology.en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalKhan, Jaffer
unitec.advisor.associatedPretty, Annabel

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