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dc.contributor.authorFrankum, Andrew
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can digital tools aid in creating a respectful and intimate connection between a structure and a sensitive and remote natural environment? This project, set on Motu Kōkako in the Bay of Islands, investigates a design for a refuge in a sensitive and remote natural environment, searching for an approach that reduces the impact of the building on its environment. The project challenges the status quo of the regular and rectilinear connections and excavations that characterise typical building sites by proposing that when building in an environment of character there may already be abundant opportunities for connection with the site. The project presents one approach that combines precise digital surveying and fabrication workflows to deliver a site-informed design and an efficient system that engages with the irregularity of the site whilst satisfying the constraints arising from issues of transporting the building materials to the site. The project is driven by a proposition set by the Motu Kōkako Ahu Whenua Trust for a small refuge for whānau, biodiversity researchers and potentially tourists who would provide an income for the Trust.en_NZ
dc.subjectMotu Kōkako, Bay of Islands (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectBay of Islands, New Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectMotu Kōkako Ahu Whenua Trusten_NZ
dc.subjectplaces of refugeen_NZ
dc.subjectnature centresen_NZ
dc.subjectphotogrammetric digital capture by droneen_NZ
dc.subjectdigital fabrication by CNC routeren_NZ
dc.subjectcomputer numerical control (CNC)en_NZ
dc.subjectenvironmental designen_NZ
dc.titleMotu Kōkako : tools for design in a sensitive and remote natural environmenten_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120202 Building Science and Techniquesen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationFrankum, A. (2017). Motu Kōkako : tools for design in a sensitive and remote natural environment. Explanatory document. A Research Project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional), Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand.en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuHoahoanga whareen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuPā punangaen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalChaplin, David
unitec.advisor.principalMcPherson, Peter
unitec.advisor.associatedPatel, Yusef

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