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dc.contributor.authorPearce, Jordan
dc.description.abstractThe climate is shifting and this shift brings with it a number of effects. Perhaps the most devastating of these effects is sea level rise and its impact on low-lying island nations. One of these nations: Tuvalu, may have to face the very real possibility of mass migration as the situation progresses. But Tuvaluans do not want to abandon their homeland; to do so would be to abandon their cultural identity. This research project explores an alternative to mass migration, an architectural solution that addresses current and future challenges, improves self-sufficiency, and strengthens cultural identity. This solution revolves around integrating traditional Pacific Island design principles with a number of contemporary strategies and technologies. The result draws upon the past and the future in order to tackle the problems of the present. Project site: Vaiaku area of Funafuti, Tokelauen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectVaiaku area of Funafutien_NZ
dc.subjectclimate changeen_NZ
dc.subjectrising sea levelsen_NZ
dc.subjectsustainable architectureen_NZ
dc.titleAdapation, accretion and architecture : a proposal for the island of Funafutien_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: How can sustainable architecture and technology ensure the inhabitants of the Funafuti island a continued existence in the face of severe climate change?en_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.bibliographicCitationPearce, J. (2013). Adapation, accretion and architecture : a proposal for the island of Funafuti. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture Professional, Unitec Institute of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
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalBogunovich, Dushko

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