Towards Mauri Ora in Medium Density Architecture

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2022
Authors
Webster, Allanah
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Palmer, Fleur
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Thesis
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Master of Architecture (Professional)
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Auckland University of Technology
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How can mauri-ora be protected, enriched and enhanced in medium-desnity residential architecture, while maintaining high building performance?

This research engages with the mauri-ora compass tool, the Te Aranga design principles and building performance standards in the context of a co-designed multi-use intergenerational residence. By applying learnings from across the scope of technical industries and indigenous knowledge, we aim to develop a carbon-neutral, sustainable building outcome. The Hawke whānau of Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei is the “client”, and the design outcomes align with their tikanga practices and unique world view.

The resulting design assesses mātauranga Māori principles in construction applications and works as a nodal guide for future architectural projects in the intensification of development on Ngāti Whātua land.

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