The St. James : the theatre perfect that always performs in character

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Richardson, Marcus
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Master of Architecture (Professional)
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Unitec Institute of Technology
Date
2014
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Turner, David
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Masters Thesis
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St James Theatre (Auckland, N.Z.)
Auckland (N.Z.)
conservation
performance venues
facades
public spaces
New Zealand
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Richardson, M. (2014). The St. James : the theatre perfect that always performs in character. Master thesis explanatory document. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecure Professional, Unitec Institute of Technology.
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The city was declared an ever changing place and alteration; it is a stage set for the unexpected meshing between the past, the present and the unknown. Which architectural spaces of today will be leftover and redundant come tomorrow, as changes to our work and play will be reflected by the demographic, social and cultural advancements. The future ramifications from continual adjustments from these key drivers are obviously unpredictable. However what will be necessary to keep up with this uncontrollable change from a spatial point of view is the capacity to understand and respond with flexibility in the profession of architecture and urban design. A desire for urban identity and identification through architecture has created awareness and need for conservation and intervention of derelict, non-performing functional links. These buildings have a special life and features that inform the a relationship to the city’s history and context, while transforming to fit into the current and future needs of the city’s goals and desires.
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