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Dwelling in the City: Towards an Integrated Medium-Density Housing Environment

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dc.rights.license Author Retains All Rights en_NZ
dc.contributor.advisor Southcombe, Mark
dc.contributor.advisor Moleta, Tane
dc.contributor.author Ayres, Nicholas
dc.date.accessioned 2015-12-02T22:38:59Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-11-03T18:12:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-12-02T22:38:59Z
dc.date.available 2022-11-03T18:12:28Z
dc.date.copyright 2015
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/29797
dc.description.abstract This thesis responds to the shortcomings of current medium-density housing in allowing inhabitants to adequately experience the external environment. An iterative design-led investigation pursues a new form of medium-density housing that facilitates ‘dwelling’ in the sense of Norberg-Schulz’s use of the word: Man dwells when he can orientate himself within and identify himself with an environment. (5) The investigation was initiated with the intention to strengthen the potential relationship between an inhabitant and the external environment to lead to a lifestyle that benefits from an integration of internal and external qualities. Two hypothesised imperatives were utilised: (i) the physical relationship between the internal and external environment; and (ii) the quality and identity of the housing whole; against which the progressive designs were examined. The developed design demonstrates medium-density housing as a cohesive environment. Findings identify an issue in medium-density housing to be the treatment of internal and external environments as separate. Providing a cohesive environment, boundaries between the two physically defined environments are blurred, unifying an inhabitant’s experience. ‘Territory Design’ is utilised to establish the similarity between landscape and architecture – the character, framework and place, from which the unified environment is designed using tactics of ‘Tectonic, Narrative and Strata Design’. Inhabitants dwell through ‘orientating’ within and ‘identifying’ with the cohesive environment. Likewise, it strengthens the relationship between an inhabitant and the external environment, as it ties the physical relationships between the internal and external together to be experienced as one. en_NZ
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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 Dwelling en_NZ
dc.subject Medium-density en_NZ
dc.subject Housing en_NZ
dc.title Dwelling in the City: Towards an Integrated Medium-Density Housing Environment en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
dc.date.updated 2015-11-10T01:23:40Z
vuwschema.contributor.unit School of Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120101 Architectural Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120107 Landscape Architecture en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcfor 120508 Urban Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrcseo 970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design en_NZ
vuwschema.subject.anzsrctoa 4 EXPERIMENTAL 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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