Dr Anthony Richard Brand

BArch(Hons) DipArch PhD.

Biography

Anthony completed his Bachelors of Architecture and Diploma of Architecture at the University of Nottingham (UK), where his final year thesis work received an honourable mention in a national student design competition: 3DReid (2009). After coming to New Zealand in 2009 and working with Habitat for Humanity, Anthony joined the University of Auckland in 2011, where he recently completed his PhD., entitled “Touching Architecture: a felt phenomenology of affective atmospheres and embodied encounters,”. His thesis explores the sense modality of touch (and embodied perception) in the design and experience of contemporary architecture. His research addresses the question “(How) can a more-than visual architecture generate more touching experiences?” 

Research | Current

Haptic Phenomenology

Atmosphere and Affect

Architecture and Neuroscience

Multisensory and Synaesthetic Perception

Enaction and Embodiment

Teaching | Current

2019:

History, Theory and Criticism (HTC237)

Design 3 - Nomadic Dwellings: spatial explorations in inhabitation

Design 4 - Stonewalled: between a rock and a hard place

2018:

History, Theory and Criticism (HTC236)

2015: 

Design 5 - An Architecture of Deathcare

2014: 

Design 3 - Home-making: atmosphere, intimacy, domicile

2013: 

Design 2 - Hunger Games: crafting tasteful atmospheres

2012:

Design 6 and Advanced Design 2 - Off-Site Construction (with Peggy Deamer)

Design 5 - Smart School-Smart Community: approaching the 2050 urban plan (with Susanne Hofmann)

2011: 

Design 2

Postgraduate supervision

2018-2019:

Catherine Cruz

Jane Waterhouse

Raychel Gao

Ying Feng

2017-2018:

Ki Hyun Sung - Atmosphere of Music

Johansson-Pugh, Alex - Fabricating Topography

2016-2017: 

Ren, Yuxing - Architectural Synaesthesia

2015-2016: 

Bhatnagar, Kritika  - Rust in Peace: architecture of grief and catharsis

Al-Azi, Eman - Dreamscapes for the Sleepless: remedying stress induced insomnia through architecture

Lee, Wha Sup - Nature, User, and the Constructed Space

Chan, Wing - Habitual Inhabitation: revitalising the city through ritual

2014-2015:

Kim, Hyojin - Spatial Diversity

Distinctions/Honours

Vice Chancellor’s doctoral thesis award nominee (2018)

3D Reid prize (2009)

Areas of expertise

Architectural History and Theory
Atmosphere and Affect
Enaction and Embodiment
Making, Materiality and Craftsmanship
Architectural Representation and Synaesthetic
Communication Phenomenology and Lived-World Embodiment
Environmental Psychology
Human Geography
 

Committees/Professional groups/Services

UAHPEC-B: University of Auckland Human Participants Ethics Committee

DACM: Doctoral Academic Career Module

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Brand, A. R. (2017). Touching Architecture: a felt‐phenomenology of affective atmospheres& embodied encounters The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/36224

Contact details

Primary office location

ARCHITECTURE - EAST - Bldg 421E
Level 3, Room 320
26 SYMONDS ST
AUCKLAND CENTRAL
AUCKLAND 1010
New Zealand

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