• Architectural analysis : a methodology to understand and inform the design of spaces 

      Shahram, Shandiz (2014)
      The following research is an explorative study on ‘architectural analysis’ as a means of thinking and designing architecture. It is a space of dissection, observation and representation to establish (new) relationships ...
    • Architecture as a work-in-progress 

      Walls, Sekai (2013)
      People carry an assumption that ‘heritage’ architecture must be historic (age based) to be considered valuable and significant to New Zealand’s cultural identity. This historic value must be maintained and preserved, but ...
    • Architecture of perception : communicating meaning through phenomenological and multisensory-driven design 

      Smith, Sianne Justine (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can phenomenological and multisensory-driven design communicate meaning in order to highlight the relevance of architecture to the wider public? The representation of architecture enables the ...
    • 'Art improves the city' : an art centre project proposed in Chifeng, China 

      Liu, Haidi (2013)
      Art has always been treated as nourishment for the mind and a spirtual tool that improves the quality of life. It arises out of the experience of life but is the distillations of life. It can provide aesthetic enjoyment, ...
    • Beyond the battlefield: Journey to a better place 

      Kumar, Praneel (2020)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture respond to the needs of veterans of the Republic of Fiji military forces to reintegrate them back into the society? ABSTRACT: Beyond the Battlefield” is a project intended to ...
    • Beyond the built: Exploring architecture’s role as a modality for contemplation and personal restoration 

      Stephenson, Laura (2020)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture embody space, nature and contemplation within the urban environment? As our surroundings and way of life become increasingly urbanised, how can architecture contribute as a ...
    • Boundaries in architecture 

      Chalmers, Joseph (2013)
      This research project sets out to establish interpretations of the architectural boundary and addresses a focal point of the Berlin Wall, Checkpoint Charlie. The architectural boundary is considered a term implying division, ...
    • Breaking through 

      Laidlaw, Reagan (2016)
      Prisons have always been a sensitive subject, particularly in terms of legislation and prison design. There has always been a struggle over what should be done with those who commit crime, punishment or rehabilitation. This ...
    • The city of play : reconfiguring the urban environment 

      Mecalfe, Liam (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the concept of ‘New Babylon’ be used to repair a neglected part of the city? ABSTRACT: Ever since CIAM and Le Corbusier pioneered the Functional City in 1933, city planners have been trying ...
    • Colours of recovery : healing the mind through a journey of community connections and architectural spaces 

      Pirret, Louise (2017)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the architectural design of a Community Mental Health facility support holistic healing and integration of the mentally ill into the community? “Mental health is a state of well-being in which ...
    • Completing the square 

      Thorpe, Taylor (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can new architecture revitalise an urban space while remaining sensitive to its historic significance? ABSTRACT On 22nd February, 2011, a devastating earthquake struck Canterbury that changed ...
    • A concept made concrete : conserving a Brutalist icon through architectural intervention 

      Bell, Taylor Ryan (2017)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can a critically unsuccessful Brutalist building be adapted or reused to ensure its conservation as a piece of architectural history? Sub-questions:  Why was the building considered unsuccessful?  ...
    • A creative arts-lab for the visually impaired 

      Salapura, Aishwarya (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture help in designing a place for learning, teaching and being active for non-visuals which becomes a place of experiencing multisensory architecture for the sighted? ABSTRACT: Many ...
    • Culture and travel centre : cultural and functional diversity 

      Yang, Fan (Frank) (2013)
      Expression of Cultural diversity The focus of this research is the design of a Culture and Travel Centre in Auckland, in order to explore how architecture can represent cultural diversity. The Centre will provide a permanent ...
    • Decoherence : Mount Albert Science Center 

      Storrie, Alastair (2012)
      Philosophy, Science and Architecture have ever been engaged in serious interdisciplinary discourse. In various and profound ways, each discipline derives insight from the others. The discoveries and insights held between ...
    • Dela ni yavu = The foundation 

      Korovakaturaga, Ratu Epeneri Raudreudre Ganilau (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture be used as a medium for reconnecting iTaukei (indigenous Fijians) with their culture? ABSTRACT: Dela ni Yavu is a project that intends to reconnect and strengthen the relationship ...
    • Duet with nature : a site for music 

      Lawrence, Dijo (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture help to promote and encourage the exposure of Kiwi musicians? ABSTRACT: Music in Architecture, architecture in music, two creative symbols of expression co-existing as one. Like ...
    • Empathetic kinaesthesia : sport within architecture 

      Eisenhauer, Jürgen (2013)
      RESEARCH QUESTIONS: Is Auckland able to provide architectural solutions that enable the city to host the Olympic Games How can urban planning and design assist in Auckland plausibly hosting an Olympic Games? Auckland ...
    • Empowerment by architecture: Design of Auckland's rehabilitation unit 

      Gavin, Moira (2011)
      The purpose of this study is to examine what elements of design architecture should provide to empower the patient in rehabilitative care. The project is a specialised building type, a multidisciplinary, rehabilitation ...
    • Faletusi: A gateway for our past, present and future generations 

      Meredith, Benjamin Joseph (2020)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture (re) -connect -develop - present the Nelson Memorial Public Library of Samoa? ABSTRACT: Public libraries have existed in society for centuries. They play a crucial role in the ...

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