• Bi-cultural architecture 

      Austin, Michael; Pedlow, Ginny (2015-07)
      Aotearoa/New Zealand is a bi-cultural country. There have been attempts to design buildings with this is mind, the most well known example being the National Museum (Te Papa). This contains pre-European Maori buildings, ...
    • Integration of design and technology 

      Austin, Michael (Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia, 2007)
      Certification Boards visiting architecture schools regularly demand more ‘technology’ in the curriculum, and an increased ‘integration’ of design and technology in the teaching programme. The persistence of this over many ...
    • Oceanic architecture 

      Austin, Michael (New Zealand Institute of Architects, 2014)
      From the whare to modernism, Dr Mike Austin explores the history, ideas and forms of Pacific architecture. OUTLINE: A storehouse in a storehouse Pacific pavilions Fundamentals Modernism Footnotes EXTRACT: PACIFIC ...
    • The open 

      Austin, Michael (Auckland University of Technology, 2013-11)
      Recently there has been a renewed interest in Karl Popper’s The Open Society, written during the Second World War in Christchurch. Popper also wrote another major book The Poverty of Historicism, which has been much debated. ...
    • Open Architecture 

      Austin, Michael (Association of Anthropology of Oceania, 2014)
      The history of architecture revolves around the notion of closure. It is concerned with shelter, protection and differentiation. A history of openness in architecture has yet to be written. It does not see origins in the ...
    • Open architecture 

      Austin, Michael (2014)
      The history of architecture revolves around the notion of closure. It is concerned with shelter, protection and differentiation. A history of openness in architecture has yet to be written. It does not see origins in the ...
    • Turning (back) to linguistics 

      Austin, Michael (SAHANZ and Unitec ePress, 2014-08)
      Linguistic analogies applied to architecture are currently not popular, but the conference theme evokes language and this paper uses the linguistic analogy in the hope that it might yield some insights into the difficult ...

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