Prior to 2020, Asylum was published annually by the School of Architecture at Unitec to document and promote the work of students in the Bachelor of Architecture Studies and Master of Architecture (Professional) programmes. This year, however, the school has reframed Asylum to become a peer-reviewed, quality-assured journal. Our aim is to provide a platform for non-traditional research outputs that are generally underserved within the architecture field in New Zealand and Australia. We seek to create an outlet for staff and student research collaborations, contributing to the research culture of Unitec’s School of Architecture, as well as inviting submissions from other institutions.
A curated selection of non-peer-reviewed projects from the Bachelor of Architecture Studies and Master of Architecture (Professional) programmes continues to be presented in Asylum, and this year we are also presenting work by students from the Interior Design and Landscape Architecture programmes.
This section presents peer-reviewed articles by architects, landscape architects, architectural historians, artists and lecturers, on a diverse range of interconnected subjects.
Read the peer-reviewed articles
Ryan Western and Professor Daniel K. Brown
My History is Not Mine: A Speculative Allegorical Approach to Experiential Architecture
May Myo Min and Professor Daniel K. Brown
Anti-social Distancing: Revisiting Auckland’s Unitary Plan
Dr David Turner
If You Copy, You Will be Caught and a Mess Will Remain: The Role of Formal Precedent in Design Studio
The Eternal Present of the Mythical Event: Re-establishing Place Identity with Speculative Installations that Reawaken Heritage Stories
Professor Daniel K. Brown
Architecture as a Tool for Inclusion and Community Building: Women in Fabrication at Zayed College for Girls
Priscila Besen, Dr Yusef Patel, Alice Couchman and Peter McPherson
EDFAB: Design and Building of a Plywood Research House
Neill McCulloch, Dr Yusef Patel and Sēmisi Potauaine
Onehunga Waterfront and Climate Adaptation: A Unitec Landscape/Architecture Studio
Xinxin Wang, Dr Lúcia Camargos Melchiors and Dr Matthew Bradbury
Diverse Morphology: A Study of Chancery Square
Alyssa Haley and Dr Cesar Wagner
An Untraditional Perspective of Tradition: The Lessons of Gummer and Ford in Architectural Education and Designing for New Zealand. A Unitec Research Project
Dr Milica Mađanović, Cameron Moore and Dr Renata Jadresin Milic
Dr Hamish Foote and Annabel Pretty