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dc.contributor.authorFollas, Cameron
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can the high density typology be used in the development of 21st century New Zealand cities to build socially interactive communities? The traditional New Zealand dream of the 'quarter acre Pavlova paradise', a standalone suburban dwelling, is fast becoming unsuitable on the basis of our steadily growing population, shifts in urban demographics, changing lifestyle preferences and rising costs, both ecological and economic. As outlined in the Auckland City Council Master Plan for 2050, intensification will be the key initiative to address the increased demand for housing in the 21st century. This architectural project will focus on accommodation that caters to individual needs while enhancing a sense of community. At the same 'affordability' will be a focus in future developments of high density housing schemes. The region of Arch Hill on the fringe of the Auckland CBD is the context chosen. Located between Great North Road and the North Western Motorway the site site has strong links both to Newton and Ponsonby and the wider context of Grey Lynn. Relocation / redesign of existing buildings within the site boundaries was an idea that emerged mid-way through the master planning stage of the project. This re-use allow for a sustainable approach to be achieved through the reduction in the amount of the embodied energy produced during the construction process,. and time and cost involved in the new build. The existing Newton Central Primary School was integrated into the housing scheme.en_NZ
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dc.subjectArch Hill (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjecthousing in Aucklanden_NZ
dc.subjectsocial sustainabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunity constructionen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleBuilding blocks for a communityen_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: How can the high density typology be used in the development of 21st century New Zealand cities to build socially interactive communities?en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120501 Community Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationFollas, C. (2012). Building blocks for a community. A research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional), Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ

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