The façade as boundary is studied in an attempt to create a public ground floor where boundaries start functioning as thresholds. It could be argued that the boundary [potential threshold] becomes the introduction to the interior space. The study will explore the effect of an interior application on its surrounding urban context and whether an interior intervention can add a positive contribution to the neighbourhood regeneration. The perceived limit of interior design will be extended to include the boundary as an integral part of the design. The project will address the lack of communication between the interior and the exterior context. The boundary will be considered the end of exterior space and the start of interior space. The theory is applied to a site located in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Dissertation MInt(Prof)--University of Pretoria, 2013