The investigations in this dissertation oscillate between objective and subjective notions in order to engage with reflective questioning. Mental projections are superimposed onto reality when the act of architecture takes place. It is my belief that space is the synthesis of subject and object. It is the middle ground we search for. The marginal context of the Pretoria West inhabits the middle ground through a paradoxical survival. A very strong experience of timelessness in the context is played off onto images and structures of time. The perception of meaning and triviality enhances this timeless nature.It is within this enigma that architecture can nurture idiosyncrasy and collectivity. Treadmill is a haptic machine superimposed as a mental projection onto the existing silos of the Pretoria West Milling Complex along Mitchell Street. Public swimming pools become a medium through which the self is explored and create a platform for objective or unprejudiced collective interaction.
Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2013.
A video accompanying this dissertation is available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzSCy7y7Oqs&feature=youtu.be