Architecture can be described as a medium of communication; it is a physical,
malleable fabric that can be manipulated and adjusted to convey meaning or
an idea. According to theories by Fredrich Kitler, communication is the transferal
of a digital signal (in our minds) to an analogue transmitter (our mouths). This
analogue signal propagates through our environment and is received by an
analogue receptor (our ears) which is then transferred back into a digital signal
(or thought) wtthin the other party's mind. Kitler, 1996 p722 
Using the theories of communication to explicate architecture through human
experience will form the basis of this dissertation. This particular application will
take place at a school for the blind located in Silverton, Pretoria. The programme
will include the necessary facilities required to educate and develop the blind
people of Pretoria in a manner where they can become independent. as well as
engaging members of society.
Design and architecture should understand the following concepts more than
that of any other profession; yet the current paradigm of architecture is geared
towards the consumption of seductive images. This is possibly one of the
greatest threats facing architecture in the continuum of the discourse.
This project proposes a transformation in perception of interpretation. The way
we experience potential spaces is biased towards visual elements; without ever
fully understanding or realising acoustic properties or navigation devoid of sight.
This deeper understanding of a body in space is best described by a German
term 'umwelt'. The word denves from a biological field of examining an
organism's immediate environment. Through evolutionary understanding the
organism is a product of the context around it, and it in turn influences the
surrounds. Each organism in question has its own perceptible world through
the tools it evolved to make sense of its surrounds. Umwelt is a noun and in
ethological terms refers to the world as expertenced by a particular organism
Mini Dissertation (MArch (Prof))--University of Pretoria, 2017.