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dc.contributor.authorMount, Jessica
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-15T22:11:20Z
dc.date.available2015-11-15T22:11:20Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/3105
dc.description.abstractThe architectural element – the roof – is the subject of this research project. Whilst the roof serves a strong practical function by providing physical shelter, it also serves certain ‘felt’ functions. Rich in symbolic meanings, the roof has been employed across a variety of cultures and times, to give importance to spaces below. It has also been suggested that the roof helps establish a ‘sense of place’, as it is the element that separates sky and ground. This sky-ground relationship will be explored further throughout this project, thus introducing an underlying metaphysical theme. The issue placelessness remains topical in New Zealand amidst trends towards more globalized architectural practices, and where buildings of a modernist style are in abundance. These modernist buildings favor a universal language, over local expression. The project is located within the Taupo Domain (a.k.a. Tongariro Domain), an area rich in local history and contextual issues. This abundance of local issues offers various avenues for design and an expression of this place will be architecturalised through the design of a tectonic roof. Research findings will help develop a brief for the design of a Taupo Art Center which celebrates local art works and supports local artists.en_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectroofsen_NZ
dc.subjectregionalismen_NZ
dc.subjectTaupo Domainen_NZ
dc.subjectTongariro Domainen_NZ
dc.subjectarts facilitiesen_NZ
dc.subjectculture and architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectarts centre designen_NZ
dc.subjectarts facilitiesen_NZ
dc.titleThrough the roof : how can the architectural element – the roof – mediate climatic conditions in a New Zealand context and produce a more efficient, culturally relevant and tectonically expressive building?en_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: How can the architectural element – the roof - produce a culturally relevant and tectonically expressive building in a New Zealand context?en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMount, J. (2014). Through the roof : how can the architectural element – the roof – mediate climatic conditions in a New Zealand context and produce a more efficient, culturally relevant and tectonically expressive building? An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Architecture, Professional, Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand.en_NZ
unitec.pages107en_NZ
unitec.institutionUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.tukutukuTuanuimi_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalBudgett, Jeanette
unitec.advisor.associatedSchnoor, Christoph
unitec.advisor.associatedChaplin, David
unitec.institution.studyareaArchitecture


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