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dc.contributor.authorHamilton, Tiffany
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can the notion of the sublime be evoked within architecture to experience the vertical realm following the Christchurch earthquakes? ABSTRACT: The sublime was a philosophical movement that translated literature to visual arts, offering the simultaneous awareness of the beautiful and the grotesque. It provoked human sensory experience through the idea of conflicting emotions. This research project investigates how the sublime can be applied as a way of approaching architecture, and offering the opportunity to facilitate a re-engagement with derelict sites resulting from the Christchurch earthquakes in 2010 and 2011. These earthquakes caused significant disconnection in Christchurch. Sites were boarded up and fenced off, separating them from the public. The application of the sublime is a strategy to facilitate a reconnect to the landscape, through the architecture manipulation of journey and space. The cliff site of Rapanui Reserve has been selected for this investigation, as it has been stabilised and offers the opportunity for an architectural development to enhance the qualities that remain on the site, penetrating through barriers and revitalising the area. The hotel offers the opportunity to act as an in-between realm, enabling the re-connection with the site, traverses through the building form. Circulation is specifically designed to facilitate movement through the building, bring the user to constantly experience the sublime of the external environment in relation to the internal conditionen_NZ
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dc.subjectClifton (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectPapanui Reserve (Clifton, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjecthotel building designen_NZ
dc.subjectcliff architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectChristchurch 2010-2011 earthquakesen_NZ
dc.subjectChristchurch rebuilden_NZ
dc.subjectarchitecture and spaceen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleVertical sublime architectureen_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.bibliographicCitationHamilton, T. (2017). Vertical sublime architecture (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)).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.advisor.principalFrancis, Kerry
unitec.advisor.associatedByrd, Hugh

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