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[Api]tecture: An Ecomimetic Design in Wellington City

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dc.contributor.advisor Twose, Simon
dc.contributor.advisor Parkes, Peter
dc.contributor.author Henden, Bryce
dc.date.accessioned 2013-03-17T21:40:37Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-02T01:39:50Z
dc.date.available 2013-03-17T21:40:37Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-02T01:39:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2012
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/28455
dc.description.abstract By engaging with ecomimicry concepts, it is hypothesized that an architecture of mutual inhabitation, of bees and humans, can provide a model for a sustainable city. The research reviews current architectural literature within the field of ecomimicry and adapts key theories to inform an urban bee/human building in Wellington City. These theories inform seven design characteristics that the building preforms as a ‘living structure’ to accommodate bees, at the same time accommodating humans. The research follows these seven design characteristics throughout the design process and applies them to an existing earthquake building within central Wellington City. The outcome of this research is a scenario where the relationship between humans and bees is synergistic and provides a model for an ecomimetic, sustainable architecture. The findings from this research suggest bees can co-inhabit with humans in an architecture that extracts aesthetic and sustainable principles that, in turn, can enrich the city. 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.rights Access is restricted to staff and students only until 18/03/2015. en_NZ
dc.subject Ecomimicry en_NZ
dc.subject Bee pollination en_NZ
dc.subject Human and bee co-habitation en_NZ
dc.title [Api]tecture: An Ecomimetic Design in Wellington City en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 310104 Landscape planning en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 310100 Architecture and urban environment en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.marsden 300302 Plant growth and development en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Architecture en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Architecture (Professional) en_NZ

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