• The adaptive precinct: Strengthening cultural identity through adaptive reuse 

      Hamilton, Julia (2022)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can adaptive reuse of post-earthquake Christchurch buildings regenerate the sense of place between a disengaged community and its city? ABSTRACT There has been an apparent disengagement between ...
    • People of the city: Observing but also being observed 

      Kim, Young Kyung (Kyle) (2022)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can a sense of public life be enhanced through architecture? ABSTRACT Public urban space has always been the essential element to consider in creating opportunities for socialising and allowing ...
    • A night out under the stars: Integrating Te Aranga and Feng Shui design principles into Auckland's heritage walk 

      Risdianto, Realino (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can Feng Shui and Te Aranga design principles be applied through ephemeral architecture in Auckland to bring together Asian, Māori and European cultures? ABSTRACT: Auckland's population is rich ...
    • A pathway into history 

      Han, Liyang (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can architectural space and form serve to narrate a significant piece of history? ABSTRACT After 40 years of rapid economic development in China, the rate of economic growth has begun to slow ...
    • Enhancing Mahurangi West: A vernacular techtonically interpreted for contemporary intervention 

      Higgins, Oliver (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can architectonics enhance a community space in Mahurangi West? ABSTRACT The Mahurangi West community Hall is potentially the oldest school in Northland, built by the local farmers in 1885. It ...
    • Voice of the voiceless: Empowering young people through music 

      Cooper, Kieran (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can a community performing arts centre empower young people through the learning, making, and performance of music? ABSTRACT Young people typically struggle to find a place within society where ...
    • House for all: How can visual art act as a catalyst to inform and enrich the design of a sacred space? 

      Tolentino, Joelle Sacdalan (2021)
      Art is a way of expression, and our senses help us to experience it. In a similar way, sacred architecture allows for a space that creates a sense of wonder, reflection, and a glimpse of clarity. However, according to ...
    • Mending a broken 'Heartland' 

      Stewart, Kalib (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can a community hub aid in the revitalisation of a small, declining rural town in ‘Heartland’ New Zealand? ABSTRACT Forty years of successive neoliberal governments have eroded New Zealand society. ...
    • In loving memory of - : The repurposing of former Carrington Hospital as a community hub 

      Don, Lorraine Kapurubandarage (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can Building One be adaptively reused to regenerate the community of Point Chevalier? ABSTRACT: Once the function of a building becomes redundant, it is demolished without hesitation, or it is ...
    • 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 ...
    • Hope for an informal settlement 

      Mathew, Abein Prince (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can the slums of Dharavi be re-developed to maintain the current population density and social and cultural values of the community without a mass displacement of the dwellers? ABSTRACT With ...
    • Holistic ecological design: Sustainable building practices striving to promote positive engagement with the environment 

      Todorov, Erik Tzvetomir Tihomir (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can urban housing development employ holistic ecological design techniques to positively engage with the environment and enhance sustainable building practices? ABSTRACT Humans cannot live without ...
    • Saving St James 

      Pitt, Loren-Crystal (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can the abandoned St James Church in Mt Eden be preserved through adaptive reuse for a new, community-based programme? ABSTRACT The St James Church has stood proudly on the corner of Esplanade ...
    • Architecture sculptured for the betterment of the elderly 

      Koushaal, Joaheer (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can the application of sustainable design practices enhance the quality of life of senior citizens in retirement facilities in Mauritius? ABSTRACT This study endeavours to address concerns regarding ...
    • Cementing a future 

      Acton, Laura (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How could the abandoned Wilson’s Cement Works facility in Warkworth be adapted to reconnect with its changing town and community? ABSTRACT New Zealand’s industrial heritage has been responsible for ...
    • Home away from home: A humanitarian project 

      de Silva, Achini Rosini (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can architecture improve living standards, and the quality of life, for children in Sri Lankan orphanages? ABSTRACT Orphans, because of their families tragic losses, lack of education and resources, ...
    • Hope in oncology facility 

      Gopalakrishnan, Dev Einstein Ayyaru (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can architecture help to improve the emotional well-being of cancer patients? ABSTRACT Cancer is one of the most prevalent diseases of this century. Almost 10 million people worldwide die each ...
    • Woven: The empowerment of women through textile craft revival in Ahmedabad 

      Narsa, Shivani (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION How can architecture empower female garment workers through the revival of textiles in the informal settlements of Ahmedabad, India? ABSTRACT Female oppression is prevalent in Indian society, exemplified ...
    • The Parka Wrap: Retrofitting insulation onto the existing walls of occupied homes 

      Davies, Jon (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION Are there safer, more effective ways of improving wall thermal performance while limiting occupant disruption? RESEARCH AIM Design new retrofit methodology where insulation is overlaid on an existing ...
    • Fast food, slow city: A food and cultural, educational facility in Auckland's CBD 

      Garelja, Antonia (2021)
      RESEARCH QUESTION Can architectural satire be used to raise awareness of the causes of obesity and thereby improving healthy eating? ABSTRACT Combating New Zealand’s obesity epedemic by combating obesity through ...