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Interactive Living

Interactive Living

Eman Yousef. Tutor: Joanna Theodore. Designing for elderly to live in the city with a higher density environment needs the introduction of a new typology of collective and interactive living, through creating communal and common spaces vertically and horizontally for...

The Urban Incision

The Urban Incision

Victoria Gaitan. Tutors: Julie Stout, Lynda Simmons. The rapid urbanisation of Tamaki Makaurau’s urban landscape has seen a significant shift in ideals such as identity and place, where the increasing growth of the urban fabric has covered a considerable amount of the...

Democratic Dialectic Database

Democratic Dialectic Database

Gujin Chung. Tutors: Chris Barton, Jon Rennie, Frances Cooper. In the age of digitization, the value of the library is called into question. When we believe a hard drive can replace an entire library floor and wifi access can connect you to the scope of human...

Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Isabella Muirhead. Tutors: Jeremy Smith, Abby-Jane Taylor. Over the past centuries, the corner of Shortland and High street has borne witness to four iterations of building - each larger and less connected to the earth than the previous. Our feet are separated from...

Te Wai Māreparepa – The Rippling Waters

Te Wai Māreparepa – The Rippling Waters

Grayson Croucher.  Tutor: Lama Tone. Pacific voyages, upon their journeys to Aotearoa, faced many different challenges. However, they were masters of the ocean, capable of traversing large bodies of water, journeying from island to island atop Te Waka, migrational...

Jafa Joy

Jafa Joy

Karl Poland. Tutors: Chris Barton, Jon Rennie, Frances Cooper. Not to be confused with the lollies kids threw at adults in the cinema, the rather impolite acronym JAFA, encapsulates the North-South divide. Once a stereotype for Aucklanders being swanky, Lycra wearing,...

Unfold the Folds

Unfold the Folds

Jessica Long. Tutors: Jeremy Smith, Chris Barton. Located on Princes Street in Auckland CBD, the final design functions as a communal library. The strategy revolves around change as folding modules form around the existing tree on site as a focal point. Each module...

The Urban Room – Durban

The Urban Room – Durban

Gavin Drinn. Tutor: Julie Stout. Durban is the largest city in the province of Kwa-Zulu Natal, the “Zulu Kingdom”. It forms the anchor of the eThekwini municipality which has envisioned a land use intensity plan. The plan ensures a city for all by promoting...

Pūao

Pūao

Shay Klaassen. Tutor: Steve Hutana. Puao is a fourteen-storey skyscraper that embodies the spirit of the Taniwha, protecting the people and the mana in which it surrounds. Bridging the gap between the physical and spiritual world, as the building symbolises the...