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A Fading Memory: Living Under the Banyan Tree

A Fading Memory: Living Under the Banyan Tree

Yujie Weng. Tutors: Pip Newman.  Most of my childhood was spent sitting by the window and watching time passing, or playing around under the giant Banyan tree. The Banyan tree has widely spread branches offering shade that provides a gathering place for people. It...

CSPEIS 6

CSPEIS 6

Eric Ken Shing Wong. Tutors: Pip NewmanDerived from the word Pisces, CSPEIS 6 (Space 6) began with the memories of domestic living and the lightbulb. The invention of the artificial sun allowed us to create false environments in our homes for ourselves and other...

The Hinge of the Two Reveries

The Hinge of the Two Reveries

Kelly Ting. Tutors: Pip Newman.As an edge walker between the Eastern and Western cultures, The Hinge of the Two Reveries is my longing for the two role models in my life - dad and grandpa. With the recollection of the fragments of spaces, conditions of lights, smells,...

The Easel House

The Easel House

Matthew Pritchard. Tutor: Pip Newman. The Easel House serves as a celebration and unique experience of the arts, with the design being informed by my own memories of domestic space. The design motif of the art easel is seen through the building's formwork and function...

Natural Rhythms

Natural Rhythms

Kimberley Fernandes, Madison Christian. Tutor: Amber Ruckes. Tongan Fijian anthropologist, Epeli Hau’ofa wrote in his text “Our Sea of Islands” that “there is a world of difference between viewing the Pacific as ‘islands in a far sea’ and as a ‘sea of islands”, the...

Whakawhānui – Expansion within the Domestic

Whakawhānui – Expansion within the Domestic

Natsune Suzuki, Danielle Higgison, Thomas Nguyen. Tutor: Amber Ruckes. This project, “Whakawhānui”- Expansion within the domestic (Maori for expansion) or “Matariki hanga Nui”, reimagines a rundown timber boatshed into a dwelling for Epeli Hau'ofa Tongan/Fijian writer...

Sheltered Horizons: Walk-up Project

Sheltered Horizons: Walk-up Project

Oscar Botha, Ties Van Roij. Tutor: Emilio Garcia. Sheltered Horizons is a walk-up proposal for Kāinga Ora which promotes a sustainable lifestyle, encapsulated by nature. Shelter and protection are key aspects of our design. Nature is used to block views of the...

reCentre

reCentre

Hashley Ricafranca. Tutor: Charmaine 'Ilaiū Talei. In this climate, quarantine is a word associated with the feelings of uncertainty, restriction, and loneliness. Isolation shouldn’t be taken for granted but instead embraced as a time of self-reflection taking the day...

The Patchwork Towers

The Patchwork Towers

Audrey Lam. Tutor: Bill McKay. As Auckland’s CBD becomes more car-free, alternative ways of transportation become more viable and attractive to its residents. This brief challenged us to reimagine the Chancery Square Carpark and convert it into a mixed-use complex in...

The Storyteller

The Storyteller

Ferrari Huang. Tutor: Pip Newman. The design of the mixed-use building, Storyteller, centres itself around the idea of narratives and memories. The project’s cross section is conceptually of a tree (treehouse)- roots, ground, treetop. A space that provides an...