Browsing Architecture by Supervisor "Laubscher, Jacques"

Browsing Architecture by Supervisor "Laubscher, Jacques"

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  • Williams, Gavin (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    This dissertation investigates the accessibility of public architecture. The aim is to illustrate the relevance of accessibility by establishing a theoretical premise and applying it in design. The theoretical analysis ...
  • Samimi, Neda (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    This project stemmed from the idea of abandoned buildings prevalent in the City of Pretoria. It also responds to the increasing eff ect of environmental damage becoming evident worldwide. As part of the solution, this ...
  • Wooding, Adriaan Willem (University of Pretoria, 2010-04-29)
    Contemporary art manifested as a reaction or addition to preceding arts. It either developed as a stark opposing contrast, or borrowed from the original in attempts to expand. This is equally true for all branches of art, ...
  • Swiegers, Estee (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    The focus of this dissertation aims to bring about a dialogue between craft and design by using interior architecture as design medium. The study will investigate how craft can be implemented in space, in the form of ...
  • Van Wyk, P.L. (Petrus Lodewickus) (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    Pretoria was a fortified city during the First- (1880-1881) and Second Anglo Boer War (1899-1902). In total, about 65 fortifications were constructed in and around Pretoria. Only 24 of the original 65 stronghold’s locations ...
  • Davey, Janice (University of Pretoria, 2013)
    The study has investigated a design intervention to the historically significant industrial precinct of Modderfontein. Modderfontein contains the first dynamite explosives factory in South Africa and is situated 20km ...
  • Van Deventer, Thomas (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    With our ever increasing global population it will be necessary for dense urban environments to develop methods of farming locally. Not only will urban agriculture be beneficial in aiding in the solution of this growing ...
  • Furstenburg, Inge (University of Pretoria, 2013)
    This study is an investigation into entomophagy (insect eating by humans) as a practice that could enrich a culinary experience and thereby create a sense of ‘place’ in the urban context of Pretoria. Entomophagy is as old ...
  • Botha, Edward (University of Pretoria, 2009-04-30)
    The thesis challenges how the existing fabric can be adapted and transformed to generate similar benefits to that of a new construction.
  • Tenea, Tudor (University of Pretoria, 2013)
    Since the advent of the industrial revolution man has become increasingly detached from the idea of making and the processes associated with it. Today’s society is a consumer driven one dependant on machinery as a means ...
  • Snow, Byron (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    The low-lying Baixa area of Maputo, is the historic and current city centre of Maputo. The district is an important transport hub, and business centre of Mozambique. The Mercado Central de Maputo (Maputo Central Market), ...
  • Pretorius, Jané (University of Pretoria, 2012-04-20)
    Major transportation and land use problems are experienced in the Menlyn precinct in Tshwane. Current infrastructure allows motor vehicles to dominate public transport and pedestrian thoroughfare. Pedestrians and motor ...
  • Gloeck, Karl-Robert (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    The author’s intent in this dissertation is to follow a design process in order to arrive at a cohesive architectural solution. This process includes the formation of guidelines as a response to the pressing issues of ...
  • Van Zyl, Fransa (University of Pretoria, 2012-06-07)
    This study responds to the effect that current food production has on the natural environment, by researching urban systems and ecosystems. In reaction to the findings, a new food production system and the urban buying and ...
  • Janse van Rensburg, Gerhard (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    Considering the permanent nature of the built environment, this dissertation investigates an alternative approach towards static architecture. Allowing the building’s users the ability to alter and determine their own ...
  • Naidoo, Shershen (University of Pretoria, 2013)
    2013 marked the fifty years anniversary of the Treason Trials at the Old Synagogue, in Pretoria, South Africa. The trial was a symbolic victory for the Liberation Movement in their fight against an oppressive apartheid ...
  • Maree, Madileen (University of Pretoria, 2008-08-05)
    The aim of this dissertation is to provide Marabastad with a multi-sport centre with alternating levels of use and activity. Through kinetic architecture the structure adapts to Marabastad’s shifting nature. The centre ...
  • Hart, Juliette Mary (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    This dissertation addresses the loss of definition of public spaces within the urban enviroments due, in large part, to increased privatisation. Using the Baixa of the city of Maputo, Mozambique as its laboratory, the ...
  • Khan, Zakkiya (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    This dissertation responds to the problem that intervention on historical architecture generally represents a loss of value to the existing building and new programme. It investigates the relationship between the alteration ...
  • Keuler-Venter, Sara Johanna (University of Pretoria, 2012)
    Bell (Gigli, et al. 2007:ix) believes that “design that is good should be embedded within all that surrounds us in the unnatural world. Good design and good architecture improve all our lives - they are not just about ...