Humanitarian architecture : people, place & power. How can architecture inform or deter to the well-being of the community it inhabits?

dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorSmith, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-18T03:29:58Z
dc.date.available2014-06-18T03:29:58Z
dc.date.issued2013en_NZ
dc.description.abstractArchitecture today has increasingly enhanced its concern for the social. The humanitarian field has become a central concern in the architectural profession. Humanitarian architecture is a process with the purpose of helping the lowest common denominator of the population, providing an increase in welfare through improving the built environment. However, with the involvement of foreign architects, humanitarian architecture has the potential risk of being more detrimental than helpful to the community. A participatory design process presents a possible solution to this problem. It involves a process of attempting to actively involve all users in a collaborative process. This strategy is used to create a space where the local community has a voice regarding many aspects pertaining to the end goal. Through participation they may become empowered and develop a sense of ownership in the project. The intention of this project is to design an expansion to the existing Mercy School facilities in Chhuk village, Cambodia, creating a space for positive social engagement for the various groups within the community. Proposed designs for Church, Mercy Home, Classrooms, Training Centre. The project will also investigate ways in which the school can become self-sustainable.en_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationSmith, D. (2013). Humanitarian architecture : people, place & power. How can architecture inform or deter to the well-being of the community it inhabits? Master Thesis explanatory document. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture Professional. Unitec, Institute of Technology.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10652/2440
dc.identifier.wikidataQ112901536
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ
dc.subjecthumanitarian architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectunderprivileged school childrenen_NZ
dc.subjectChhuk (Cambodia)en_NZ
dc.subjectschool buildingsen_NZ
dc.subjectprimary schoolsen_NZ
dc.subjectCambodiaen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.titleHumanitarian architecture : people, place & power. How can architecture inform or deter to the well-being of the community it inhabits?en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_NZ
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ
unitec.advisor.associatedHall, Min
unitec.advisor.associatedMismash, Mark
unitec.advisor.principalKaza, Krystina
unitec.institution.studyareaArchitecture
unitec.pages109en_NZ
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