• Back to basics : rethinking the motives behind Charismatic Church architecture 

      Roome, Jason (2012)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: Should the architecture of church be utilitarian in nature or is there a deeper value to be found in an uplifting building tailored to the needs of a community? This research project looks at the ...
    • Back to front: Mixing it up in Ponsonby 

      Bower, Abbey (2009)
      What is a sensitive development and urban design strategy for a vacant corner site and heritage building in Ponsonby; a character suburb of Auckland? This research project focuses on issues of sensitive redevelopment ...
    • Back to society 

      Saturi, Pratik (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can homelessness and social isolation be helped through community architecture in Mt Roskill? ABSTRACT: Homelessness is an international crisis. The last time a global survey was attempted – by ...
    • Bamb’upyog : a bamboo ecological construction, learning and exhibition centre 

      Shah, Akshay (2014)
      The title Bamb’upyog is a combination of two Hindi words, bambu (which translates to bamboo) and upyog (which translates to application, or utility). This research project explores the possibility of applying bamboo as a ...
    • Barangay Hall : vernacular identity in post-disaster community rebuilding 

      De Lara, Pristine Angel Punzalan (2016)
      The 2012 Typhoon Bopha devastated the Mindanao region in the Philippines; in particular is in Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley- a community that was fully wiped away as a result of the debris flow from the ...
    • Barry’s Point: An architectural exploration of site 

      Hooper, Haley Chantal (2011)
      Barry’s Point is the peninsula that founded the development of the Takapuna community. It is a controversial and contentious location that has witnessed many different occupations and events in its short urban history. It ...
    • Bayanihan in Mindanao 

      Jucutan, Alexandra Alexis Mondejar (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can architecture improve the quality of life and empower abused women and children through life skills and training opportunities that a Bayanihan* can create? [*In the Philippines, the act of ...
    • Beneath the surface 

      Laubscher, Torben (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can timber technologies, complemented by digital design processes be exploited to enhance architectural design and express contextual relationships? ABSTRACT: The rise of digital technologies ...
    • 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 ...

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