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dc.contributor.authorLanke, Karan Sham
dc.description.abstractRESEARCH QUESTIONS: How can we design buildings to build communities encouraging social interaction in future? Does the design influence social interaction in cohousing? Can the impact of design be enhanced by the personal characteristics of residents or the formal social structures operating in a suburban housing module? ABSTRACT: People are social beings that need to interact with each other for survival. Interaction of people leads to a lot of positive things. More hands can accomplish a task easily and quickly while interacting with each other leads to inventing simple solutions to problems and speed in solving them. Technology over time has increased opportunities for social contact while reducing physical and social interactions among people. People have started treating social networking sites as their ‘Virtual Life’ This research is premised around the understanding that there is an architectural problem, the lack of socially cohesive spaces in suburban residential developments. The research will suggest that social interaction is important in day today life. How disappearing social interaction can be adressed through architectural solutions. The project tries to develop a set of systems and design strategies based on the principles of Cohousing. The proposition is to provide a housing solution which encourages social interaction within the residents and challenge the way we live in a typical suburban residential setting.en_NZ
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dc.subjectNew North Road (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectMount Albert (Auckland, N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectcollaborative housingen_NZ
dc.subjecthousing in Aucklanden_NZ
dc.subjectsocial interactionen_NZ
dc.subjectcommunal spacesen_NZ
dc.subjectintentional communityen_NZ
dc.subjectAuckland (N.Z.)en_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.titleDesigning communities : an architectural approach to intentional community housingen_NZ
dc.typeMasters Thesisen_NZ
dc.rights.holderAuthoren_NZ of Architecture (Professional)en_NZ Institute of Technologyen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120101 Architectural Designen_NZ
dc.subject.marsden120501 Community Planningen_NZ
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationLanke, K. S. (2019). Designing communities : an architectural approach to intentional community housing. (Unpublished document submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Architecture (Professional)). Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from
dc.contributor.affiliationUnitec Institute of Technologyen_NZ
unitec.publication.placeAuckland, New Zealand
unitec.advisor.principalMurphy, Chris
unitec.advisor.associatedMelchiors, Lucia

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