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dc.contributor.authorMorland, Kate Anne
dc.description.abstractThe focus of this research is to explore the concept of Post Traumatic Architecture in the context of Christchurch. It is aimed to provoke a discussion on an alternative way of rebuilding a city devastated by a traumatic event, such as an earthquake, by retaining memories from the past and creating a transition into the present, through exposing the evolution of the built environment. The site chosen for this thesis reflects the trauma sustained through two structurally damaged buildings and an empty lot where demolition has taken place. The decision to retain the existing buildings preserves the story, memory and meaning of what once was. In order to deal with the challenges this site presents I have followed the theory of Critical Preservation to achieve a successful architectural solution. This theory is neither restoration, nor removal, but instead, renovates existing architecture to display the historic qualities, as well as integrating modern design. The existing structure is restored and exposed to make way for the history of the site to merge with a contemporary architectural intervention. Lebbeus Woods is an architectural theorist who aligns much of his philosophies with Critical Preservation. His ideas on rebuilding cities post war or natural disaster have been explored and referenced throughout this research project to challenge the traditional way of thinking about rebuilding post trauma. The program selected, being an architectural school, reinforces the need to strengthen our awareness of how we approach architectural education for the future. Purposed site: Corner of Cambridge Terrace and Cashel Street.en_NZ
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dc.subjectChristchurch 2010-2011 earthquakesen_NZ
dc.subjectChristchurch rebuilden_NZ
dc.subjectheritage conservationen_NZ
dc.subjectschools of architectureen_NZ
dc.subjectLebbeus Woodsen_NZ
dc.subjectCambridge Terrace (Christchurch, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectCashel Street (Christchurch, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.titleCritical preservation : an architectural research project exploring post traumatic architecture in Christchurchen_NZ
dc.title.alternativeResearch question: Post traumatic architecture - how might the project for an architectural school / centre respond to the recent earthquakes in Christchurch?en_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservationen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationMorland, K. A. (2013). Critical preservation : an architectural research project exploring post traumatic architecture in Christchurch. An unpublished research project submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Architecture (Professional).en_NZ
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.advisor.principalJeanette, Budgett
unitec.advisor.associatedvan Raat, Tony

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