Suture and sante : a placemaking procedure

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dc.contributor.advisor Combrinck, Carin
dc.contributor.postgraduate Du Trevou, Claire
dc.date.accessioned 2015-05-26T08:43:22Z
dc.date.available 2015-05-26T08:43:22Z
dc.date.created 2015
dc.date.issued 2015 en_ZA
dc.description Dissertation (MArch(Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2015. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The post-apartheid repetition and insertion of an unchanged standard clinic design across South Africa, has resulted in a number of urban and design problems stemming from the architecture of the clinics and their inability to adapt. Designed before the resurgence of the Tuberculosis epidemic, the facilities were not designed for optimal ventilation or air-borne infection prevention . The current healthcare facilities cannot support the ever-increasing urban population, and as a result, patients are forced to wait for long hours before being attended to, in poorly ventilated, unstimulating spaces. Emanating from an understanding of the relationship between architecture, health and the transmission of disease, the dissertation endeavours to create a new healthcare facility that remedies these problems through design. The dissertation identifies Alaska, an informal settlement, as an appropriate site in need of and with a population size to support a new public healthcare facility. Recognising the risks of blind top-down provision of buildings into informal settlements, the dissertation explores the power of a collaborative approach towards design. The design process engages the community in a series of participatory exercises in order to discover and enable grass-roots knowledge and innovation, and to instill a sense of ownership and responsibility for the intervention, after construction is complete. The dissertation studies the traditional healthcare practitioners within the settlement, for spatial clues and an alternate approach to the provision and architecture of healthcare. The Salutogenic (the healthy pole of the health- disease continuum) approach of the traditional healers is merged with the pathogenic design sensibilities of typical western facilities, in order to create a facility which not only focuses on curing disease, but also on instilling preventative habits within the community. The intervention intention to be reflective of and responsive to the dynamic context of Alaska, is realised through the spatial and design intelligences of a top-down provider enabling the innovation and local knowledge of bottom-up approaches through a collaborative design process. The intetnion is expressed through the inclusion and manipulation of local building materials and techniques. en_ZA
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dc.description.degree MArch(Prof)
dc.description.department Architecture en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Du Trevou, C 2015, Suture and sante : a placemaking procedure, MArch(Prof) Mini Dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd <http://hdl.handle.net/2263/45277> en_ZA
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dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/45277
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher University of Pretoria en_ZA
dc.rights © 2015 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria. en_ZA
dc.subject Community participation en_ZA
dc.subject Informal setrements en_ZA
dc.subject Healthcare en_ZA
dc.subject Natural ventilation en_ZA
dc.subject Traditional healers en_ZA
dc.subject UCTD
dc.title Suture and sante : a placemaking procedure en_ZA
dc.type Mini Dissertation en_ZA


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