The Kahoa Village : how can architects and architecture respond to New Zealand’s most pressing issue - homelessness?
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Citation:Nimo, L. (2019) The Kahoa Village: How can architects and architecture respond to New Zealand’s most pressing issue - homelessness? (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)).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 https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4635
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4635
This project investigates how architecture responds to New Zealand’s most pressing issue: homelessness. This project targets the underlying issues that those that are homeless are dealing with on a daily basis. It also aims to find solutions through design, not just by accommodating the Tongan community, but by enriching person’s well-being through the theory of the vā and practising the Kahoa Model. This project aims to seek and to understand what the Tongan community needs to rebuild and empower a person’s wellbeing. It also aims to reinstall hope by giving the homeless the tools to live a stable life in New Zealand. As a result, this will hopefully give the homeless a sense of dignity, a sense of belonging and a chance to regain stability in life and lessen the numbers of people that are homeless or in a state of homelessness.