Recent Submissions

  • Future courtyard 2050 

    Dai, Sheng Yu (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the vernacular architectural typology of the courtyard be adapted in a way that makes a positive contribution to modern urban life in Beijing? ABSTRACT: Beijing has been the capital of China ...
  • Living memorial : 10 years after the Fukushima triple disaster 

    Chiang, Ying Olivia (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How do we construct meaningful architecture in post-disaster Namie in Fukushima Prefecture? ABSTRACT: Living Memorial: 10 Years After the Fukushima Triple Disaster Nearly a decade after the 2011 ...
  • Human form, architectural tools & unorthodox spaces 

    Henderson, Nadine (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: “How do representations of the human figure used as design tools in architecture affect the form of architecture and, hence, the behaviours that form produces?” ABSTRACT: This project considers how ...
  • Trails and tribulations : a journey through mountains 

    Ryley, Matthew (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture be used to reinterpret the backcountry hut as a contemporary response to its localised conditions and its historical and cultural significance? ABSTRACT: New Zealand’s backcountry ...
  • Oranga tonutanga : sustained Māori wellbeing 

    Metcalfe, Kelsey Raiha (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a wellbeing facility promote urban Māori Identity and wellbeing? Sub questions: How has colonisation and urbanisation impacted Māori Wellbeing and architecture? What are the determinants ...
  • Ko au ko Ngāpuhi, ko Ngāpuhi ko au : I am Ngāpuhi, Ngāpuhi is me 

    Marino, Kapotai (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture assist with the preservation and restoration of Ngāpuhi identity? ABSTRACT: Identity has continually been subject to change through history and circumstances. As time has ...
  • Connecting the city : Tauranga Library 

    Hansen, Jordan (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture act as a catalyst for urban connectivity and improve the Tauranga city centre? ABSTRACT: This architectural project explores the role of architecture in creating and supporting ...
  • Susu aka i Sovi Bay : Fish Farm Sovi Bay 

    Maybin, Emily (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can an architectural proposition raise awareness of marine resource depletion and support sustainable fishing techniques? This research by design project seeks to address the lack of education ...
  • Westgate Shopping Centre : an opportunity to give an obsolute development a new purpose 

    Sharma, Deyvik (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a transit orientated design strategy be used to reprogram an existing development to serve a new purpose? ABSTRACT: Due to the economic foundation and focused use of private transportation, ...
  • Reconnecting to my ancestral akapapa 

    Monga, Hanna (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can Cook Island design principles be embedded into the development of a papakāinga model that embraces Cook Island culture? ABSTRACT: Indigenous cultures around the world are facing a similar ...
  • Integration 

    Deverell, Benjamin (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can intensification within a suburban centre enhance the existing urban fabric and rejuvenate a sense of community? ABSTRACT: Auckland is making a determined push towards higher density living. ...
  • Fiji Vale Ni Yaya Maroroi 

    Karan, George (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can indigenous design principles drive the design of a Fijian museum that allows the younger generation to reconnect to their cultural heritage? Breaking down the research question into sub-categories: - ...
  • Dying with dignity : an architectural placebo 

    Ngan Kee, Amy (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: Can the architectural form and layout of hospices be designed to be de-institutional, whilst maintaining their healthcare functions, so that the building acts as a placebo to help celebrate the end of ...
  • Introducing a civic heart to Mt Roskill 

    Morar, Ameesh (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: Can a civic heart regenerate the suburb of Mt Roskill with informed design decisions based on architectural psychology? ABSTRACT: Auckland is rapidly progressing. Improvements have been made to ...
  • Auckland 2070 : AC_2070_SARS-COV-2 

    Helg, Alex (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: Can speculative design mitigate the effect of quarantine habitation in a dystopian future? ABSTRACT: The understanding of the origins of science fiction and dystopian worlds come from current-day ...
  • Adapted identity : a classical experiment on three iconic buildings 

    Anderson, Alexander (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can Auckland’s central business district retain its historic architectural identity while glass towers proliferate? ABSTRACT: Auckland City Council are actively encouraging tall buildings of up ...
  • One of a kind : how can feng shui design principles respond and contribute to a safe and supportive care environment for people with dementia? 

    Ho, Adrian Min Fui (2020)
    In 2001, there were 48,000 dementia sufferers in New Zealand. This figure increased to 62,000 in 2016 and it is estimated that it will reach 170,000 by the year 2050. Dementia is a progressive disease that leads to ...
  • Ayllu – Community : a modular school design that investigates the education, extraordinary altitude levels and weather conditions of the remote areas of the Andes of Peru. 

    Caro, Antonella G. Marquez (2020)
    Cover title: Ayllu - Community : modular "kit" school in the Andes of Peru Principle supervisor: David Turner on title page ; Cesar Wagner on declaration RESEARCH QUESTION: How can modular schools benefit the growth ...
  • A cancer centre cure : re-envisioning the healing environment 

    Rigby, Cameron Stephen (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION How can healthcare environments provide a reassuring and comforting experience for cancer patients and their families? ABSTRACT Cancer is a disease that touches everyone; much of a cancer sufferer’s ...
  • Eudaimonia to flourish 

    Mortuza, Fauzia (2020)
    RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture enhance the overall experience of oncology patients and their support persons? ABSTRACT: “The purpose of Architecture is to improve human life. Create timeless, free, joyous ...

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