Eco-Logic: Regenerative Housing for Aotearoa New Zealand
For too long, the individualistic worldview of New Zealand has perpetrated the development of illogical housing through linear and degenerative approaches to our built environment. This thesis proposes that the current expansion of medium-density housing across New Zealand offers an opportunity to implement a regenerative system of design that better serves our people, community, and the natural environment. The methodology adopted examines the interrelationship of these clients to inform three angles of interrogation that converge on the success of regenerative housing communities. Examining these areas of intersection through a te ao Māori lens, this thesis seeks to develop a regenerative design methodology appropriate to the ecological, historical, and cultural context of Aotearoa, while understanding how these ideas inform the design of medium-density housing.