• Applying a life cycle approach in designing flexible housing 

      Khalkhali, Zahra Baradaran (2019)
      In designing a house it is usual to be focused on the current needs of clients and users. However, soon those initial needs will change for reasons such as family growth, aging and changing lifestyle. Various solutions for ...
    • 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 ...
    • 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 ...
    • Collision course : an investigation into live, learn and work environments enabling better transition from student to profession 

      Gill, Nina-May (2015)
      The availability and quality of student housing is daunting, particularly in Auckland. While developers move quickly, extending university campuses and building fast, cheap apartments, a blind eye is turned to the rapid ...
    • ‘Common ground’ : transitional housing in Auckland, New Zealand 

      Fung, Gabriel Ho Shing (2012)
      This project investigates social services for the accommodation of homeless [in Auckland’s Central Business District] and marginalised people. It provides a bridge between being completely marginalised to being integrated ...
    • A compact community : a high-density housing development that explores the concepts of compactness, transformability and community 

      Fernandes, Paige (2015)
      Housing demand has been a long running issue in Auckland. Shortages, combined with the rapidly growing population have caused a steady increase in average house prices. High-income households are not affected by this ...
    • A design system for homes and housing : a rationalised approach to housing supply for Auckland 

      Roskruge, Alyssa (2011)
      New Zealand is currently experiencing a housing shortage. The economical recession has also had implications on housing affordability and as a result more people are relying on the government to help meet their housing ...
    • Designing communities : an architectural approach to intentional community housing 

      Lanke, Karan Sham (2019)
      RESEARCH QUESTIONS: How can we design buildings to build communities encouraging social interaction in future? Does the design influence social interaction in cohousing? Can the impact of design be enhanced by the ...
    • Developing Auckland - via history 

      Atanasov, Ivan (2017)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can we reuse what is already on-site in neglected areas of Auckland City to assist in resolving the current housing shortage, and at the same time help to preserve the city’s past? AIMS AND ...
    • A dormitory could be more joyful : student housing 

      Song, Yutong (2016)
      With the globalization of the education industry, more students go abroad to expand their horizons and obtain higher level of education. Increasing numbers of international students bring intense pressure on existing ...
    • Evolving the Quarter Acre 

      Niddrie, Edward (2017)
      Like egg whites to a pavlova, New Zealand would not be the same without the quarter acre. The phenomenon of the quarter acre represents the iconic Kiwi housing pattern, although its extinction in our largest city is ...
    • Filling the blanks : a suburban opportunity for wellbeing 

      West, Ashley (2016)
      ‘Wellbeing’ is not the easiest subject to discuss. It is difficult to quantify, and even more difficult to offer a precise definition. We currently function in a society where our needs are justified and driven by financial ...
    • The flexible housing : a variation responds to higher density planning 

      Liang, Yifeng (2017)
      ARCHITECTURAL QUESTION: How can prefabricated flexible housing adapt to the changing needs and increasing density of Auckland? ABSTRACT: Auckland currently has a rapidly increasing population and changing household ...
    • He kāinga rua : a home away from home 

      Ratana, Maia (2020)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can Māori students be better supported through purpose-built housing? SUB-QUESTIONS: How has colonisation impacted Māori education outcomes? What are the barriers and challenges Māori students ...
    • High density housing 

      Zhang, Jinghua (2015)
      Under the process of urbanisation, more people settled in cities. This increasing population, along with demographic changes and purchase for investment, has broken the housing supply and demand balance. Meanwhile, without ...
    • 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 ...
    • Holistic health 

      Petterson, Kimberley (2017)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can a holistic design process work to address the increasing needs of health, and inform the design of housing developments? ABSTRACT: Housing is a key determinant of health, directly affecting ...
    • Hybrid infill : the search for an affordable housing solution 

      Taylor, Maria (2014)
      The provision of quality, affordable housing is vital for our communities and country. The current housing shortage, and lack of quality, affordable housing in Auckland provides the foundation for the relevant and significant ...
    • Incremental extension 

      de Langen, Beatrix (2017)
      RESEARCH QUESTION: How can the incremental growth of nature be used as a premise to govern new sustainable builds within the region of Auckland? ABSTRACT: Housing can no longer be considered a human right, and is ...
    • Inside outside 

      Shum, Kenneth (2019)
      With Auckland now the 4th most diverse city in the world, there is a need for architecture to better address cultural diversity in New Zealand’s communities and homes. Designing homes with sensitivity to this variety of ...

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