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dc.contributor.authorKumar, Praneel
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-20T19:44:04Z
dc.date.available2021-07-20T19:44:04Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/5362
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture respond to the needs of veterans of the Republic of Fiji military forces to reintegrate them back into the society? ABSTRACT: Beyond the Battlefield” is a project intended to improve the lives of the veterans in Fiji. It is an exploration of the issues they face adjusting back to society. The transition from warzone to civilian life can be daunting, and the consequences are reflected later in their lifestyle. This project emphasises combat-related post-traumatic stress disorder as an integral problem which requires immediate attention and provides a proposition of a non-institutionalised rehabilitation facility, which aims to help the veterans readjust into the civilian lifestyle. The approach of this project begins with a directed study of the problem of combat-related PTSD, the causes and the treatments which are currently available. A series of relevant precedent studies have been explored and analysed to determine a functional design strategy. Pursuing this further, the traditional architecture of Fiji is used as a model; therefore the vernacular architecture, the historical canoes and traditional healing methods are investigated. Analysis through drawings and diagrams as methods of testing the theoretical claims from the previous researches and precedents provides a starting point for the design suggestion. The architectural elements that show prospective design drivers have been extracted and integrated into the design of the rehabilitation facility. This project intends to articulate a design that complements the local architectural context of this project, creating the spirit of a nurturing environment for the occupants of the facility. Site: Suva, Fijien_NZ
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.subjectSuva (Fiji)en_NZ
dc.subjectFijien_NZ
dc.subjectwar veteransen_NZ
dc.subjectveteransen_NZ
dc.subjectarchitecture for rehabilitation of war veteransen_NZ
dc.subjectpost-traumatic distress disorder (PTSD)en_NZ
dc.subjectrehabilitation centre designen_NZ
dc.subjectvernacular architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectPasifikaen_NZ
dc.subjectFijian architectureen_NZ
dc.titleBeyond the battlefield: Journey to a better placeen_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.bibliographicCitationKumar, P. (2020). Beyond the battlefield: Journey to a better place. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5362en
unitec.pages112en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeNew Zealanden_NZ
unitec.publication.placeNew Zealanden_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalSchnoor, Christoph
unitec.advisor.associatedBudgett, Jeanette
unitec.institution.studyareaArchitectureen_NZ
dc.identifier.wikidataQ112952657


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