• Living within the boundaries 

      Deianov, Kristian (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: In the context of a suburban environment, can innovative modular housing effectively help to alleviate housing issues in Auckland? ABSTRACT: Human housing is a matter of mass demand. Just as it no ...
    • Re-thinking the Manikarnika Ghat 

      Ram, Ashwini (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can an architectural solution enhance the human experience of mourners in the context of the commemoration of death at Manikarnika Ghat in Varanasi? ABSTRACT: “Benares is older than history, ...
    • Dela ni yavu = The foundation 

      Korovakaturaga, Ratu Epeneri Raudreudre Ganilau (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture be used as a medium for reconnecting iTaukei (indigenous Fijians) with their culture? ABSTRACT: Dela ni Yavu is a project that intends to reconnect and strengthen the relationship ...
    • Orbital vacancy 

      Hume, Sam (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the microgravity environment of Low Earth Orbit inform the design of an orbital tourism experience? ABSTRACT: Within the next decade humans are set to become an interplanetary species. This ...
    • Catching a breath: Empowering holistic wellbeing within a suburban community 

      Santos, Knher (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a communal hub provide for the physical, mental and spiritual needs of a suburban community? ABSTRACT: Currently, many suburban communities are overwhelmed by the effects of rapid population ...
    • A night out under the stars: Integrating Te Aranga and Feng Shui design principles into Auckland's heritage walk 

      Risdianto, Realino (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can Feng Shui and Te Aranga design principles be applied through ephemeral architecture in Auckland to bring together Asian, Māori and European cultures? ABSTRACT: Auckland's population is rich ...
    • A pathway into history 

      Han, Liyang (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can architectural space and form serve to narrate a significant piece of history? ABSTRACT After 40 years of rapid economic development in China, the rate of economic growth has begun to slow ...
    • Enhancing Mahurangi West: A vernacular techtonically interpreted for contemporary intervention 

      Higgins, Oliver (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can architectonics enhance a community space in Mahurangi West? ABSTRACT The Mahurangi West community Hall is potentially the oldest school in Northland, built by the local farmers in 1885. It ...
    • Voice of the voiceless: Empowering young people through music 

      Cooper, Kieran (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can a community performing arts centre empower young people through the learning, making, and performance of music? ABSTRACT Young people typically struggle to find a place within society where ...
    • House for all: How can visual art act as a catalyst to inform and enrich the design of a sacred space? 

      Tolentino, Joelle Sacdalan (2021)
      Art is a way of expression, and our senses help us to experience it. In a similar way, sacred architecture allows for a space that creates a sense of wonder, reflection, and a glimpse of clarity. However, according to ...
    • New growth rises out of historic ruin: Adaptive reuse of Christchurch Cathedral 

      Guo, Taozhi (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How could the Christchurch Cathedral be rebuilt and adapted using contemporary technology to meet the demands of a modern society and economy? ABSTRACT: In New Zealand, in 2011, Christchurch Cathedral ...
    • Mending a broken 'Heartland' 

      Stewart, Kalib (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can a community hub aid in the revitalisation of a small, declining rural town in ‘Heartland’ New Zealand? ABSTRACT Forty years of successive neoliberal governments have eroded New Zealand society. ...
    • In loving memory of - : The repurposing of former Carrington Hospital as a community hub 

      Don, Lorraine Kapurubandarage (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can Building One be adaptively reused to regenerate the community of Point Chevalier? ABSTRACT: Once the function of a building becomes redundant, it is demolished without hesitation, or it is ...
    • Bayanihan in Mindanao 

      Jucutan, Alexandra Alexis Mondejar (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture improve the quality of life and empower abused women and children through life skills and training opportunities that a Bayanihan* can create? [*In the Philippines, the act of ...
    • Hope for an informal settlement 

      Mathew, Abein Prince (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can the slums of Dharavi be re-developed to maintain the current population density and social and cultural values of the community without a mass displacement of the dwellers? ABSTRACT With ...
    • Holistic ecological design: Sustainable building practices striving to promote positive engagement with the environment 

      Todorov, Erik Tzvetomir Tihomir (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can urban housing development employ holistic ecological design techniques to positively engage with the environment and enhance sustainable building practices? ABSTRACT Humans cannot live without ...
    • Completing the square 

      Thorpe, Taylor (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can new architecture revitalise an urban space while remaining sensitive to its historic significance? ABSTRACT On 22nd February, 2011, a devastating earthquake struck Canterbury that changed ...
    • Saving St James 

      Pitt, Loren-Crystal (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can the abandoned St James Church in Mt Eden be preserved through adaptive reuse for a new, community-based programme? ABSTRACT The St James Church has stood proudly on the corner of Esplanade ...
    • School of art and architecture: Interface between space and light in the school of art and architecture 

      Khan, Muhammad Faheem (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can the integration of space and light help to form a building typology for a combined school of art and architecture? ABSTRACT The shapes present in the architecture of an academic building ...
    • Architecture sculptured for the betterment of the elderly 

      Koushaal, Joaheer (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can the application of sustainable design practices enhance the quality of life of senior citizens in retirement facilities in Mauritius? ABSTRACT This study endeavours to address concerns regarding ...

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