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The 0.0047 Acre Dream

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dc.contributor.author Holmes, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2013-09-01T20:17:40Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-02T23:43:05Z
dc.date.available 2013-09-01T20:17:40Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-02T23:43:05Z
dc.date.copyright 2013
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29307
dc.description.abstract Private home ownership, the promise of fertile land and social justice were highly motivational drivers for early migration to New World countries. Escaping the oppressive urban conditions of the industrial age, settlers were able to realise the picturesque semi-rural life, as idealised by the privileged elite of that time (Fishman 1987). The “Quarter Acre Dream,” an antipodean articulation of these desires and a foundation of the New Zealand suburban house, provided families with the opportunity to realise their aspirations of self-sufficiency while cementing the low-density suburban typology as an archetype of New Zealand’s urban identity (Schrader 2005). Modern New Zealand cities, however, are now forced to consider the environmental impacts of such ideals; as populations expand and diversify new, more intensive, residential forms have resulted. This thesis argues that the autonomous nature of the suburban typology still pervades the mass consensus of home, and that current intensification strategies have not consciously considered this innate psychological motivation in the development of new residential forms. Micro-infill is introduced as a means of reconciling some of the fundamental aspirations of traditional housing markets, with advantages of higher density living, and argues that the urban fabric of inner city intensification carries the potential to become a contemporary expression of the “Quarter Acre.” 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. For information please contact the library.    en_NZ
dc.subject Micro infill en_NZ
dc.subject Urban intensification en_NZ
dc.title The 0.0047 Acre Dream en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ

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