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Re-discovering North Head: A Narrative Exploration of Architecture + Archaeology

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dc.contributor.advisor Wood, Peter
dc.contributor.author Tonetti, Julia
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-28T23:56:16Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-03T02:45:50Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-28T23:56:16Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-03T02:45:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29677
dc.description.abstract Historic sites across New Zealand hold onto the memory of events that once were. Remnant archaeology is imprinted on the landscape but the story and relevance is been lost over time. This thesis examines the culture, history and architecture archaeology of North Head. It proposes an architecture that reinterprets the traditional ‘museum’ ideologies by applying experiential spaces that introduce a renewed interest and curiosity in North Head’s history. The existing structures, objects, activities and events inform the design, giving more insight to the site history and bringing its story back into the public eye. Traditional archaeology museums are designed around a collection – they educate the public about historic events by exhibiting artifacts. Often these museums, large static structures, make no significant architectural statement connecting the building form with the artifacts that are on display. The museum proposed in this thesis is not centered on housing a collection or specific artifacts. Instead it focuses on defining architecture of experience that promotes discussion, interpretation and encourages new understandings. The museum is located at North Head a volcanic headland at the entrance of the Waitamata harbour. It’s distinct location and extensive Auckland harbour views have distinguished it as a significant landmark in Auckland. This project introduces five architectural pavilions into North Head’s existing landscape; it re-inhabits and reoccupies the existing military defence structures on site. These pavilions will be used as tools to communicate experiences that do not mimic but, are rather, remnants of our history. These installations re-interpret significant site-specific themes: coastal defence, Maori history, volcanic topography and maritime presence. The insertion of new architectural structures and forms that integrate with the existing archaeology will reinvigorate North Head by offering an experiential architecture that reflects a more meaningful interpretation and connection with the past. 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 Museum en_NZ
dc.subject Archaeology en_NZ
dc.subject North Head en_NZ
dc.title Re-discovering North Head: A Narrative Exploration of Architecture + Archaeology 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.anzsrcfor 120102 Architectural Heritage and Conservation en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120103 Architectural History and Theory en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 210107 Archaeology of New Zealand (excl. Mäori) en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 210299 Curatorial and Related Studies not elsewhere classified 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 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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