Architecture, Building and Planning - Theses
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Main street / suburban mall / power centre: emerging retail synergies and resilient urbanity
This thesis explores a range of emerging shopping morphologies and their capacities for resilient urbanity. Twentieth century shopping centre development was largely marked by the rise of the suburban mall and power centre ...
Green stormwater control assets: a critical assessment of their management at three City councils within Greater Melbourne
In the context of global warming, with more intense, and more frequent, weather extreme events, like bushfires, heat waves drought and floods, the pressure on governments to guarantee water provision is increasing. ...
Participation in architecture: agonism in practice
Literature about participation in architecture promised architecture the restoration of a moral dimension, arguing that participation would offer opportunities for empowerment and deliver broad benefits. To its disservice, ...
Strategies of negation in reflective design as an alternative to critical regionalism: a study of contemporary architecture in China and Japan since 1990
After a long period of westernisation and modernisation, East Asian countries had begun a common effort in regenerating indigenous cultural resources to shape their own versions of modernity in response to a globalising ...
Determining underdetermined space: reappropriation of residential laneways in Melbourne
Residential laneways in Melbourne are leftover infrastructure from the 19th century, designed for sewage disposal practices that have long been displaced. At present, they are arguably the most extensive reserves of ...
Supercharged paintings move towards light and space
This project considers certain connections between the so-called art world and global social mobility. Is the ubiquity of some universal aesthetic frameworks implicitly promoting the ever-expanding cultural class to become ...
One of our neighbours is using too much electricity: demand management in urban energy commons
The World was forewarned 46 years ago that single technological interventions to curb emissions and other human impacts on the environment would in fact not work on their own and may well make things worse (Meadows et al. ...
The Bakhtyaris’ black tent and its environmental behaviour
The Bakhtyari is one of the most important tribes in Iran, with a rich culture, which have lived a traditional lifestyle in the middle of the Zagros Mountains for centuries. While there has been a lot written about the ...
Clear, hold and build - conditions and practices characterising construction in conflict and post-conflict settings
The study addresses construction in the context of increased political instability and violence that characterise conflict and post-conflict settings. Effects of political instability and violence upon conditions surrounding ...
Using SNAMUTS to plan for change: the place for accessibility modelling in strategic planning processes for urban transitions
Advances in 'big data' technologies over the past few years have allowed the creation of new software for modelling accessibility outcomes in metropolitan areas. One such Accessibility Indicator is SNAMUTS (Spatial Network ...