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Adaptive Landscape Architecture: Embracing amphibious environments and empowering community sustenance

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dc.contributor.advisor de Sylva Kulugammana, Shenuka
dc.contributor.advisor McIntosh, Jacqueline
dc.contributor.author Au Morris, Jade Yu'An
dc.date.accessioned 2014-06-24T02:04:59Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-03T01:08:33Z
dc.date.available 2014-06-24T02:04:59Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-03T01:08:33Z
dc.date.copyright 2014
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29467
dc.description.abstract The people and the landscape of the floating settlements in Cambodia are governed by extreme periodic fresh water inundation, a phenomenon common to many communities of the Tonle Sap Lake. In some areas water levels can rise from 1m to 10m over the change in seasons. Historically their way of life and their vernacular architecture evolved to work with environmental fluctuations. However, current methods are proving to be insufficient for community and individual sustenance, and as a result, detrimental health and negative social impacts effect the future sustainability of the communities. Without some change, there is significant potential for the escalation of these concerns and the loss of a balanced and sustainable way of life. Design opportunities that support sustainable livelihood practices and development are restricted within poverty stricken communities. This research explores how phased design is an appropriate method for integrating development projects into poor communities. The design is driven by adaptability, a key theme of resilience. Promoting the necessity of flexibility to allow for a system to reorganize when social, economical and environmental conditions change. This thesis explores the concept of adaptive landscape architecture as a method for embracing extreme fluctuations in environmental conditions, within periodically inundated communities. The research investigates current practices and vernacular systems to develop sustainable methods suited to the future development and social needs of the community and its dynamic environment. The research suggests that design systems can provide a framework for empowering sustenance within a community, such as methods of food production and income. The use of adaptable structures that enhance current livelihood practices can test how development strengthens a community. 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 Adaptability en_NZ
dc.subject Amphibious en_NZ
dc.subject Resilience en_NZ
dc.title Adaptive Landscape Architecture: Embracing amphibious environments and empowering community sustenance en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120107 Landscape Architecture 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.discipline Landscape 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 Landscape Architecture en_NZ

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