• A better way to live : community and collaboration 

      Su, Kevin (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: Can housing in Hamilton, promote community interaction and enhance individual well-being, when designed to the minimum density requirements of the Hamilton Operative District Plan? This research ...
    • 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 ...
    • Beyond the red fence 

      Hendriks, Chanel (2015)
      The Auckland waterfront was historically an industrially dominated zone which discouraged unfettered public access beyond the red fence onto the working wharves. With the sporadic development of a now recreational city ...
    • bigness in architecture 

      Hadler, Jacob (2009)
      This research project is about how we should be designing big buildings in big cities. In general, big buildings tend to ignore their context by becoming independent objects in space. These objects, or space occupiers, are ...
    • Bio-inspired research centre 

      Looker, Andrew (2013)
      The building envelope is undergoing change. We still expect it to provide thermal, light and visual comfort for its occupants, but not at a huge energy and climate cost for the natural environment. Designers should look ...
    • Bionic architecture 

      Nazareth, Aaron (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION AND PROJECT AIMS: How can architecture be created through bio-inspired design, involving adaptive kinetic modules? The aims of this project are: ● To introduce a kinetic facade system that is ...
    • The biophilic learning environment : an alternative to the current New Zealand Innovative Learning Environment model 

      Rigden, Sarah (2017)
      Education in New Zealand is undergoing a sizeable shift towards 21st century innovations; by where child focused flexible learning environments are the new standard. The Christchurch Earthquake of 2011 gave an immense ...
    • Black Stone : constructing a ni-Vanuatu resistance against kastom loss 

      Amanaki, Daniel (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can ni-Vanuatu resistance against kastom loss be architecturalised through their inherent connection to the land? ABSTRACT: Vanuatu is a nation with relatively newfound independence from British ...
    • Blurring the lines [:How can blurring the lines between theatre and performance create an alternative multipurpose performance space(s) which revitalises dormant urban spaces within the Aotea Quarter?] 

      Rodrigues, Neil Craig (2016)
      The Aotea Quarter has been identified by the Auckland City Council as the cultural heart of Auckland. The Quarter currently lacks necessities, such as adequate connections between major public squares, and a current lack ...
    • 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, ...
    • The 'break' space : psychological relief in architectural transitional spaces 

      Donaldson, Megan (2014)
      With many cities worldwide plagued by issues from unsustainable urban sprawl, a common solution is to densify the existing urban tissue. The live-work typology provides one means for densification, where one would live and ...
    • Breaking down the barrier : collaborating and educating farmers for protecting and cultivating farm land in India 

      Balaji, Karthik Krishna (2018)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can an architectural intervention in Chikkaballapur, India, help slow urban migration by supporting collaborative farming, creating a boundary that protects farmland from encroachment and educating ...
    • 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 ...
    • Breathing life back into the mundane : the adaptive reuse of Dunedin’s industrial heritage 

      Hughes, Laura (2014)
      “...it is again no question of expediency or feeling whether we shall preserve the buildings of past times or not. We have no right whatever to touch them. They are not ours. They belong partly to those who built them, and ...
    • Bridge the border: A border crossing complex across the Johor Strait 

      Lai, Daicai (2011)
      This project started from the author’s dissatisfaction and frustration at crossing the border. In the current climate of global terrorism and security concerns, movement across the Singapore-Malaysia border is increasingly ...
    • Bridging to the Deep Blue: Rebalancing surf culture 

      McCulloch, Neill (2020)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can aspects of surfing inform an architectural design, that balances surfing culture, with the environmental needs of a surfing location? ABSTRACT: Through surfing, the ancient Hawaiian natives ...
    • Building blocks for a community 

      Follas, Cameron (2012)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the high density typology be used in the development of 21st century New Zealand cities to build socially interactive communities? The traditional New Zealand dream of the 'quarter acre ...
    • Building for resilience 

      Kaur, Harmandeep (2016)
      As the population, infrastructure and economies around the world are growing, some global issues - like climate change and natural disasters are hindering the social and economic growth in some developing countries, like ...
    • Building hope 

      van Eeden, Belinda (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can an architectural intervention mediate the adverse effects of political conflicts in South Africa? ABSTRACT: South Africa, a culturally rich country, has encountered much political conflict ...

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