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dc.contributor.authorDawkins, Rachel
dc.description.abstractThe culture and practice of architecture is regarded as a principally visual field. The sense of sight dominates the remaining senses, which lack purposeful engagement in current architecture. This proposal ventures to recognise the potential of multi-sensory engagement in order to embellish the architectural experience. It develops the design of a Rehabilitation Centre for those that have recently lost their sight. It has been identified that participation in group-based rehabilitation is more effective than its individual-based counterpart. The centre therefore caters to small groups of clients and their families, who participate in a programme consisting of typical daily living as well as specialised rehabilitation, which takes place in multi-purpose facilitation spaces. The research undertaken considers a phenomenological approach, aiming to investigate and explore an architecture that is enriched with the application of the senses: touch, smell and sound in addition to sight.en_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectmulti-sensory engagementen_NZ
dc.subjectrehabilitation centre designen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitecture for the blinden_NZ
dc.titleEngaging sensibilities: An exploration into architectural techniques for multi-sensory environmentsen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationDawkins, R. (2010). Engaging sensibilities: An exploration into architectural techniques for multi-sensory environments. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalvan Raat, Tony
unitec.advisor.associatedChaplin, David

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