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The Museum of Boys: Redesign of the Shelly Bay Army Base Warehouses into a School for Boys

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dc.contributor.author Barley, Sarah-Jo
dc.date.accessioned 2012-04-02T22:17:23Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-01T21:05:47Z
dc.date.available 2012-04-02T22:17:23Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-01T21:05:47Z
dc.date.copyright 2007
dc.date.issued 2007
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/27911
dc.description.abstract The Shelly Bay 'Museum of Boys' is a youth hostel that aims to challenge the contemporary notions of temporary accommodation and provide alternative constructive engagements to the negative influences of our society that are prevalent in the youth of today. The 'Museum' aims at the acquiring, preserving, conserving, restoring and displaying of youth. The existing warehouses are translated into an 'industrial playground' that allows for the celebration of boys being boys and their transition into adulthood. The organisation system of the hostel/school emanates from a central point, a symbolic lighthouse and watchtower. An east/west Gangway and a north/south Gantry Arm, both emerging from the tower, act as critical thresholds. The east/west Gangway is elevated off the ground and provides access pathways, while acting as a threshold dividing the housing and activities of the boys to the south from the bunkers and headquarters of the supervisors and adults to the north. Pointing southward towards the city is the taut Gantry Arm that acts as a flying fox and crane system, dividing the boys' areas of restoration and sleep to the west from areas where more active and ruckus youthful activities take place to the east. The base and northern end of the Gantry Arm enclose adult management headquarters, containing the conference area, lounge, lookout and self-contained faculty apartments. On the southern (youth) side of the Gangway axis is an activities fort and playground; enclosed below are classrooms that open up to the wharfs and the lecture theatre that staggers down into the hard earth. Sprawling from the base of the lighthouse is the dining area, where feeding casually takes place in the rough cages and staggered steps. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.subject Interior architecture en_NZ
dc.subject School facilities en_NZ
dc.subject Public buildings en_NZ
dc.title The Museum of Boys: Redesign of the Shelly Bay Army Base Warehouses into a School for Boys en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 310106 Interior and environmental design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 310101 Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Bachelors Research Paper or Project en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Design en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Bachelor of Design en_NZ

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