Recent Submissions

  • The Parka Wrap: Retrofitting insulation onto the existing walls of occupied homes 

    Davies, Jon (2021)
    RESEARCH QUESTION Are there safer, more effective ways of improving wall thermal performance while limiting occupant disruption? RESEARCH AIM Design new retrofit methodology where insulation is overlaid on an existing ...
  • Te Tiriti o Waitangi and housing in Aotearoa 

    Paul, Jacqueline (2021-12-01)
    Aotearoa New Zealand's current housing shortage continues to be an ongoing challenge for Indigenous Māori and the Crown. This paper briefly summarises the author's master's research project 'He Rautaki Whakatauria Whare o ...
  • Le Corbusier in Paris 1915: Between past and future 

    Schnoor, Christoph (Universitat Politècnica de València, 2022-03-31)
    In 1910-11, Charles-Édouard Jeanneret wrote the draft of a handbook on the visual and aesthetic perception of the city. “La Construction des villes”, never published by Le Corbusier, was based on his detailed studies of ...
  • Keynote Speech 4: Cooling is the new heating: NZ’s self-denial. 

    Byrd, Hugh (2022-02-18)
    As the climate warms, we use more electricity for cooling, causing more carbon emissions, causing the climate to warm further causing the use of more electricity for cooling and so on. This presentation looks at past and ...
  • Translation and continuity of tradition: An ongoing dialogue in Aotearoa New Zealand 

    Kaur, J.; Jadresin-Milic, Renata (INTBAU Spain, 2021-11-10)
    English and Spanish parallel text Though short, Aotearoa/New Zealand’s history is rich and holds an abundance of knowledge preserved in the form of songs, beliefs, practices, and narratives that inform this country’s ...
  • Hope in oncology facility 

    Gopalakrishnan, Dev Einstein Ayyaru (2021)
    RESEARCH QUESTION How can architecture help to improve the emotional well-being of cancer patients? ABSTRACT Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases of this century. Almost 10 million people worldwide die each ...
  • The condition of public space: the role of sensory experience design 

    Rathod, Dhruti; Wagner, Cesar (2021-06)
    The urban form and the human psyche are two intrinsically linked phenomena. Urban environments are constantly stimulating the biologically embedded sensory systems that humans have. When senses are stimulated in a positive ...
  • Transformative housing policy for Aotearoa New Zealand: A briefing note on addressing the housing crisis 

    Paul, Jacqueline; McArthur, J.; King, J.; Harris, M. (University of Auckland Public Policy Institute, 2020)
    ● We need to understand housing policy in historical context, including in the context of colonisation and in light of the successes and failings of the first Labour Government ● We need a new paradigm for housing policy, ...
  • The house as domestic clinic 

    Schnoor, Christoph (Society of Architectural Historians, Australia and New Zealand (SAHANZ), 2021-07)
    Infectious diseases have dramatically affected social behaviour in the past, as is happening now, during the current coronavirus pandemic. But infectious diseases have also altered architecture and urban design on the way ...
  • Taurua’s whare 

    Rangiwai, Byron (Auckland University of Technology, 2021)
    This paper will discuss Taurua’s whare: a whare built to memorialise Taurua Nātana, his mokopuna, and others and to shelter manuhiri engaged in the pōhiri process at Waiōhau marae. Taurua’s whare is part of the Waiōhau ...
  • Home away from home: A humanitarian project 

    de Silva, Achini Rosini (2021)
    RESEARCH QUESTION How can architecture improve living standards, and the quality of life, for children in Sri Lankan orphanages? ABSTRACT Orphans, because of their families tragic losses, lack of education and resources, ...
  • Museum of water: How can a water museum articulate New Zealand's tangible and intangible connection to water? 

    Shiblaq, Khamis (2021)
    This project explores the design of Aotearoa's first water museum located along Te Awa Tupua (The Whanganui River), the first river in the world to be granted personhood status. The museum will help preserve and showcase ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Cementing a future 

    Acton, Laura (2021)
    RESEARCH QUESTION How could the abandoned Wilson’s Cement Works facility in Warkworth be adapted to reconnect with its changing town and community? ABSTRACT New Zealand’s industrial heritage has been responsible for ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Fast food, slow city: A food and cultural, educational facility in Auckland's CBD 

    Garelja, Antonia (2021)
    RESEARCH QUESTION Can architectural satire be used to raise awareness of the causes of obesity and thereby improving healthy eating? ABSTRACT Combating New Zealand’s obesity epedemic by combating obesity through ...

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