• Backyard death in Auckland 

      Moore, Cameron (Unitec Institution of Technology, 2017-11-21)
      This paper is an extension of Griffith University urban form professor Tony Hall’s work on private open space. In his book The Life and Death of the Australian Backyard 1 ; and the journal entries Where have all the Gardens ...
    • The Brazilian metropolitan regions in the context of the statute of metropolis: the importance of collaborative governance. 

      Melchiors, Lucia; Wagner, Cesar (Instytut Metropolitalny, 2016)
      The current urban situation is represented by issues that go beyond municipal boundaries and by increasingly complex arrangements between cities. Part of this complexity arises from the polycentric character of metropolitan ...
    • Climate change and housing: Exploring a New Urban model to help build resilience to climate change 

      Wang, Xinxin; Bradbury, Matthew; Melchiors, Lucia (Unitec ePress, 2021-12-21)
      The environmental effects of climate change and the provision of affordable housing are seen as essential yet disparate issues in contemporary urban discourse in Aotearoa New Zealand. We argue that these two critical ...
    • Defining the methodology of integrated research in the process of digital documentation of architectural heritage: case study Lizori, Italy 

      Kontic, A.; Jadresin-Milic, Renata; Mrljes, R. (University of L'Aquila, Italy, 2019-12)
      The aim of this paper is to define the methodology of integrated research in the process of digital documentation of architectural heritage. The thematic framework of this work was stimulated by participation in a professional ...
    • Density, energy and metabolism of a proposed smart city 

      Mandal, A.; Byrd, Hugh (Anglo-American Publishers, 2017)
      This paper reports on a detailed analysis of the metabolism of the Island City of Mumbai should the Indian Government’s proposal for ‘smart’ cities be implemented. It focuses on the environmental impact of increased ...
    • Design dialogues : ambiguity of “design” within Architectural Studio 

      Pretty, Annabel; McPherson, Peter (2017)
      The ambiguous nature of the word “design” offers up a complex dialectic dialogue for the architectural studio lecturers to impart to their students. Discussing the “design”, more commonly referred to as the programme or ...
    • Dirt under our fingernails: Daylighting waste at the Dome 

      Budgett, Jeanette (enigma : he aupiki, 2022-03-29)
      [...] How might this “productivist bias” be countered by taking erosion, breakdown and decay as our starting points? In this article I explore this possibility with respect to a controversial proposed landfill in Dome ...
    • Diverse morphology : a study of Chancery Square 

      Haley, A.; Wagner, Cesar (Unitec ePress, 2021-03-18)
      The design of the urban environment is a challenging and complex exercise. The way people experience and use public open spaces is a valuable source of information for planning our cities. Indeed, understanding how these ...
    • drawing Japan 

      Budgett, Jeanette (Unitec Institution of Technology, 2018)
      Students from Unitec's landscape and architecture programmes visited Japan in September 2018. Architecture lecturer Jeanette Budgett and teamed up with Hikoi Garden Tours (Penny Cliffin and Ian Henderson) to offer an ...
    • EDFAB : design and building of a plywood research house 

      McCulloch, N.; Patel, Yusef; Potauaine, S. (Unitec ePress, 2021-03-18)
      INTRODUCTION: EDFAB: Eco-digital Fabrication Research Project was a collaboration between researchers and students from the University of Auckland’s and Unitec Institute of Technology’s Schools of Architecture. The ...
    • Encountering the pedagogy of live and interactive architectural projects 

      Pretty, Annabel; McPherson, Peter (Queensland University of Technology, 2017)
      The use of the word “live” as a prefix for a project, is a thought-provoking, and perplexing concept; does one assume that all other projects are dead? Or is it that "(a)live," in the studio build paradigm, is about the ...
    • Enigmatic assemblages: Follies at the intersection of architecture and photography 

      Pretty, Annabel (Unitec ePress, 2021-12-21)
      Hyperreal architectural photographic assemblages proliferate within contemporary media: artists, photographers and architects envision digital worlds that operate at the intersection of hyperreal architectural renders, ...
    • Entre o sonho e a realidade : a habitação social no Brasil de uma perspectiva histórica 

      Melchiors, Lucia; Almeida, M.S. (Faculdade de Arquitetura Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul Brasil, 2015-06-28)
      Atualmente a temática da habitação tem sido amplamente discutida pela relevância que assume para a sociedade e, especialmente, para os países da America Latina, com significativos problemas sociais. O presente trabalho faz ...
    • Ernst Plischke as teacher : Wellington (Auckland) Vienna 

      Schnoor, Christoph (Auckland University of Technology, 2018)
      From early on in his career, Austrian-born architect Ernst Plischke (1903–1992) wished not only to be a practising architect but also to be able to pass on his knowledge as a professor. As an emigre in Wellington in the ...
    • The eternal present of the mythical event : re-establishing place identity with speculative installations that reawaken heritage stories 

      Brown, Daniel K. (Unitec ePress, 2021-03-18)
      This paper proposes that speculative architectural installations strategically ‘curated’ into neglected architectural contexts can help to engender an ‘immediate and a timeless realm,’ an encapsulation of a cultural story ...
    • Exergy and the city : the technology and sociology of power (failure) 

      Byrd, Hugh; Matthewman, S. (Routledge Open Select, 2014-09-23)
      Blackouts—the total loss of electrical power—serve as a reminder of how dependent the modern world and particularly urban areas have become on electricity and the appliances it powers. To understand them we consider the ...
    • The hand of the engraver 

      Western, R.; Brown, Daniel K. (Unitec ePress, 2021-03-18)
      The manner in which we dwell leaves scars upon the landscape that are often left behind long after occupancy ceases. Many derelict landscapes across New Zealand have scars too advanced for remediation. This designled ...
    • If you copy, you will be caught and a mess will remain : the role of formal precedent in Design Studio 

      Moore, Cameron (Unitec ePress, 2021-03-18)
      It has been eight years, or nearly two generations of students, since the last classical studio was run at Unitec. In the six-week vertical studio, the students got a valuable addendum to their regular design studio ...
    • Is it working? New Zealand's coastal policy statement and the Auckland Unitary Plan 

      Murphy, Chris (Unitec Institution of Technology, 2017-11-21)
      This paper uses the objectives and policies inherent in the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 as a template for benchmarking the adaptation strategies contained in the natural hazards section of the Unitary Plan ...
    • A layered conservation response to the layers of built history 

      Bezuidenhout, T.; McConchie, Graeme (Unitec ePress, 2021-12-21)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can differing conservation responses and approaches maintain and enhance those layers of history within a historical building? ABSTRACT The Conservation and Heritage Research stream in Unitec’s ...