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Civic Projection: Allegory and the Urban Artefact

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Civic architecture in Aotearoa is currently facing a range of contemporary issues. At the forefront of these issues are its ability to provide equality of architectural experience to an increasingly diverse population, and the need to enhance its sustainability. This thesis aims to seek potential strategies for the mediation of these issues, while also exploring the use of allegory in contemporary architecture and design generation. These two elements are examined through an array of design-led experiments, with the synthesis of their outcomes informing the progression of the research. The overall aim of the research is to contribute to the discourse on sustainable civic architecture for diverse populations, and the use of allegory in architecture and design generation.


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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington

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Master of Architecture (Professional)

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280104 Expanding knowledge in built environment and design

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4 Experimental research

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Victoria University of Wellington School

Wellington School of Architecture


Abreu e Lima, Daniele