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This curated platform exhibits outstanding student work from the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland. Our archive features the best design projects from the Bachelor of Architecture Studies and the first year of Master of Architecture (Professional) programmes produced each semester in each year group since 2020.

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We’ve also recently added a new extension to the website: TAITUARĀ

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T I E – T W O – A H – R A H

Meaning ‘backbone’, as well as a metaphor for the tide against your back navigating you forward.

In alignment with the aspirations of Taumata Teitei, TAITUARĀ aspires to be a design tool kit for students and staff who are wanting to explore the possibilities of Te Ao Māori within Architecture. TAITUARĀ presents five Māori uara/values for the purpose of exploration.

These values are: Āhuatanga, Whakapapa, Whenua, Kaitiakitanga, and Tikanga. These uara/values will then be used to study six architectural projects.

LOT 4.

LOT 4.

Sophia Yapedzieff-Watson. Tutors: Karamia Muller & Oliver Ray-Chaudhuri.  Lot 4 is curated from the raw element’s material, textures and feel to create a home.Taking both of the element’s fire and earth the project extrudes the characteristics...

Verdant Herbarium

Verdant Herbarium

Shnaia Xu.  Tutors: Lars Von Minden.  For centuries, cultures have shared a bond with bodies of water, and despite its role as a provider, we have regrettably turned our gaze toward the ocean with apprehension, dismayed by its growing acidity and...

Boggis Bunce & Bean

Boggis Bunce & Bean

Terry Cheng.   Tutors: Chris Barton, Richard Naish.Cox’s Bay is one of three permanently unswimmable Auckland beaches. A research centre, restaurant, wharf, and parasitic oyster reefs clean up the bay by cultivating sacrificial oysters that suck up...

Cultural Haven

Cultural Haven

Yeyeon Kwak. Tutors: Ethan Chung.The Haven is a communal learning centre and cultural hub below the residence of an elderly Korean couple, which aims to facilitate the reintegration of immigrant elders and homemakers who face language barriers into...

Te Nohoanga O Te Atua – God’s Abode

Te Nohoanga O Te Atua – God’s Abode

Simon Jo. Tutors: Robbie Anderson.Located within a speculative plot of the Felton Mathew plan of Auckland (1841), Te Nohoanga O Te Atua: God’s Abode, explores postcolonial architectural ideas through means of mitigating one of the long-lasting...

Poti Whakaora

Poti Whakaora

Ernest (Sehwan) Lee.   Tutors: Xingyue (Rachel) Lin.  Poti Whakaora is a kayak shelter that evokes feelings of “welcome” & “rest” through the transition of spaces for users visiting Rangitoto Island. The first design feature noticed is the...

Tātai Tapātai

Tātai Tapātai

Amanda Bulman.   Tutors: Dr I-Ting Chuang (Course Coordinator), Lauren White  Ahuriri (Napier) is perhaps the most climate change vulnerable provincial city in Aotearoa New Zealand. It is low-lying, at risk from sea level rise and storm surge, as...

Climate Resilient Napier

Climate Resilient Napier

Ekin Sakin.  Tutors: Dr I-Ting Chuang (Course Coordinator), Lauren White  The project aims to contribute to a climate resilient Hawke’s Bay, where Napier, Hastings and Havelock North complement each other for greater regional climate resilience as...

Green Growth Community

Green Growth Community

Lin Xu.  Tutors: Dr I-Ting Chuang (Course Coordinator), Prof. Diane Brand  With a focus on addressing climate change and regional stormwater challenges, the Green Growth Community Project centres on neighbourhood-level urban renewal. It proposes a...