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NGAKE & WHĀTAITAI THE TWO TA N I W H A OF TE W H A N G A N U I A TA R A - N G A K E A N D W H Ā TA I TA I - ARE EMBODIED AS TWO INDIVIDUAL ARCHITECTURAL B U I L D I N G S . T H R O U G H M AT E R I A L I T Y AND FORMAL DECISIONS, THE BINARY CHARACTERISTICS OF THE T W O TA N I W H A A R E R E P R E S E N T E D IN THE ARCHITECTURAL QUALITIES OF THE BUILDING. O N C E U P O N A T I M E T W O TA N I W H A - NGAKE AND W H Ā TA I TA I LIVED IN THE LAKE WHICH IS NOW THE WELLINGTON HARBOUR. OVER A P E R I O D O F T I M E , T H E T W O TA N I W H A GREW IN SIZE AND SOUGHT AFTER A N E W H O M E I N T H E VA S T O C E A N ON THE OTHER SIDE OF A CLIFF FORMING THE LAKE.

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O N E D AY N G A K E - T H E E N E R G E T I C TA N I W H A BROKE A PA S S A G E THROUGH A CLIFF ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE LAKE. THIS FORM THE O P E N I N G I N T O T H E PA C I F I C O C E A N , K N O W N A S T H E C O O K S T R A I G H T. W H Ā TA I TA I - T H E L A Z Y A N D FAT TA N I W H A WAS SLOWER AND B I G G E R T H A N H I S F E L L O W TA N I W H A . H E W O U N D U P H I S TA I L S TA R T I N G F R O M T H E FA R N O RT H O F T H E H A R B O U R A N D S TA R T E D M A K I N G H I S WAY D O W N S O U T H T H R O U G H THE GAP FORMED BY NGAKE. W H Ā TA I TA I ’ S L A Z I N E S S A N D L A C K OF EXERCISE CAME TO HAUNT HIM AS HE BECAME SUSPENDED B E T W E E N T H E E S C A P E PA S S A G E ON THE SOUTH CLIFF OF THE LAKE M A D E B Y N G A K E . W H Ā TA I TA I W O U L D L I V E H I S F I N A L D AY S A B O V E L A N D , D Y I N G O F WAT E R D E P R I VAT I O N

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T H E S H E L LY B AY C E N T R E F O R C R E AT I V E A R T S I S S E PA R AT E D I N T O T W O B U I L D I N G S ; T H E E A S T A N D T H E W E S T B U I L D I N G . T H E E A S T B U I L D I N G ( S E E N A S W H I T E IN THIS IMAGE) CONSISTS OF STEEL CONSTRUCTION. STEEL IS USED AS IT IS STRONGER AND ALLOWS FOR A CANTILEVER TO BE MADE POSSIBLE OVER THE W E S T B U I L D I N G . T H E S T E E L B U I L D I N G P O R T R AY S T H E I N T E R P R E TAT I O N O F W H Ā TA I TA I I N T H E S T O R Y O F N G A K E A N D W H Ā TA I TA I . T H E T W O TA N I W H A S O U G H T A F T E R F R E E D O M I N T H E VA S T O C E A N A F T E R L I V I N G I N T H E L A K E ( N O W W E L L I N G T O N H A R B O U R ). T H E S PA C I A L G R I D O F T H E B U I L D I N G D I R E C T T H E D I R E C T I O N A N D M O V E M E N T O F U S E R S T O WA R D S T H E H A R B O U R ; W I T H V I E W S M A D E PA R A L L E L T O T H E H A R B O U R V I E W. W H Ā TA I TA I I S L A R G E R I S S I Z E A N D AT B E C O M E S S U S P E N D E D B E T W E E N T W O C L I F F FA C E S F O R M E D B Y N G A K E . A R C H I T E C T U R A L LY T H I S I S R E P R E S E N T E D T H R O U G H T H E C A N T I L E V E R E D S E C T I O N O F T H E S T E E L B U I L D I N G . T H E B U I L D I N G I S L A R G E R A N D T H E V I E W S A L I G N T H E H A R B O U R , H O W E V E R U S E R S C A N N O T I N T E R A C T W I T H T H E WAT E R S E D G E . A K I N T O W H Ā TA I TA I L O O K I N G F O R F R E E D O M , H E I S L E F T S U S P E N D E D O N LY T O B E M E T E R S AWAY F R O M F R E E D O M . T H E W E S T B U I L D I N G I S D E L I B E R AT E LY C O N S T R U C T E D O F T I M B E R LIGHTER IN ITS APPEARANCE AND IS PERCEIVED TO BE A WARMER GRID LINES DIRECTING TO THE HARBOUR REPRESENTS NGAKE’S T R U S S S Y S T E M S U S P E N D I N G T H E AT R I U M R O O F I S S U R R O U N D E D AT R I U M T O B E L O C AT E D I N T H E W E S T B U I L D I N G A S I T

CONSTRUCTION TO REPRESENT THE LIGHTER QUALITIES OF NGAKE. TIMBER APPEARS TO ME M AT E R I A L . R E L AT I N G T O T H E N A R R AT I V E O F T H E T W O TA N I W H A , A L A R G E AT R I U M S PA C E W I T H S U C C E S S F U L E S C A P E I N T O T H E VA S T F R E E D O M A S S O C I AT E D W I T H T H E O C E A N . T H E T I M B E R W I T H G L A Z I N G T O E V O K E T H E F E E L I N G O F B E I N G F R E E . I T M A D E S E N S E T O H AV E T H E O P E N R E L AT E S T O N G A K E ’ S A C H I E V E D F R E E D O M O F E S C A P I N G I N T O T H E VA S T O C E A N .


S T RU C T U R E A S A R C H I T E C T U R E contributes to the architectural narrative sought after by my design intent. Using structure as a celebrated component of the design, the architecture is enhanced and the structure becomes a platform for a multifaceted narrative architecture. STRUCTURE

I. Tension braced frames II. Y Column III. Knife Plate Glulam Column IV. Pinned Gravity CHS Column supporting Roof Structure V. Node Connection of Roof Structure

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THE Y COLUMN ON THE UNDERGROUND FLOOR IS PERCEIVED TO BE HOLDING THE ENTIRETY OF THE BUILDING UP; REPRESENTING W H Ā TA I TA I BEING SUSPENDED BETWEEN TWO CLIFF FA C E S CARVED OUT BY NGAKE.

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H O R I Z O N TA L TENSION CROSS-BRACING IS USED TO PROVIDE L AT E R A L R E S I S TA N C E . THE DECISION TO USE TENSION CABLE IS MAIN TO ENHANCE THE NOTION OF THE BUILDING BEING SUSPENDED; THE CABLES ARE SLENDER AND D E L I C AT E IN C O M PA R I S O N T O B R A C E D FRAMED BUILDINGS

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TWIN COLUMNS WITH A SINGLE BEAM RUNNING BETWEEN THE M I D D L E R E P R E S E N T S T H E PA S S A G E T O F R E E D O M F O R M E D B Y NGAKE.

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THE TA L E OF T WO TANI WHA - A N A R R AT I V E O F N G A K E A N D W H Ā TA I TA I T H R O U G H A R C H I T E C T U R A L D E S I G N -

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Designed for Project 2 of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington. The project brief was to design a building composed of Timber o...

Shelly Bay Centre for Creative Arts & Pratises  

Designed for Project 2 of Architecture at Victoria University of Wellington. The project brief was to design a building composed of Timber o...

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