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Architecture: Recent submissions

  • Clarke, Nicholas J.; Fisher, Roger C. (South African Institute of Architects, 2018-09)
    Industrial archaeology”, according to the Nizhny Tagil Charter for Industrial Heritage (2003) of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH), the world organisation representing ...
  • Ndlangamandla, Musawenkosi G. (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    The demand for basic housing and service provision as a result of residents migrating to cities has given rise to informal settlements worldwide which are regarded as being formed and occupied by the poor (Bredenoord 2016, ...
  • Porter, Caitlin (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    The problem of authorship in the discourse of architecture has always persisted (Adjaye et al 2011). The question arises if what we are doing is relevant and will it remain so tomorrow? (Feireiss & Bouman 2011:14). Questions ...
  • Schoulund, Dario; Landman, Karina (University of the Free State, Department of Town and Regional Planning, 2018)
    Urban Design in South Africa as a formal profession has a relatively short history. However, in practice, there have been many examples of what must be considered both good and bad Urban Design. There have also been ...
  • Vosloo, Pieter Tobias (University of the Free State, Department of Town and Regional Planning, 2018)
    The objective of this article is threefold: To re-evaluate the concept of wilderness as a place to be experienced by human beings as part of their outdoor recreational needs; to investigate if reclaimed post-industrial ...
  • Pienaar, Henri Jacques (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    The site for this dissertation is Pretoria Works, an industrial site in Pretoria West managed by Arcelor- Mittal. The competition amongst international steel manufacturers, as well as the move to end protectionist trade ...
  • De Bruyn, Thomas Frederick (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    This thesis investigates the socio-spatial inhabitation of the domestic architecture of a collective of South African architects – the ‘Silent Subversives’ - during the heyday of apartheid (1950s to 1960s). The research ...
  • Nice, Jako-Albert (University of Pretoria, 2019-02)
    This thesis presents an investigation into the hospital microbiome of the built environment. The researcher characterised the microbial landscape of two Western Cape hospitals through a multi-disciplinary approach. The ...
  • Harrison, Peter Carlton (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    English: The aim of this research is to explore the possibilities of the reuse and re-adaption of historical mining sites and towns in a postmining scenario. The threat of mine closure looms over South Africa and because ...
  • Mkombeza, Kimberley R. (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    This dissertation identifies and explores a case of environmental injustice that has manifested itself physically along the Ekurhuleni Mining Belt. The injustice is broken down into its social and environmental components; ...
  • Smit, Emerike (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    The dissertation investigated community connection to rivers in urban regions and the environmental design of a multi-functional river landscape. It is about the investigation of community connection, use, and appreciation ...
  • Cook, Gavin (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    A ruined castle sits forgotten and in disarray on the southern fringe of Johannesburg’s inner-city. The gaping cracks worn on the stone and brick façade are partially obscured by layers of graffiti and soot, while nature ...
  • Le Grange, Ferdinand (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    Village Main No. 1 Shaft represents one of the last remaining examples of mining architecture from the 1886 Johannesburg gold rush. Today, it is emblematic of the issues faced by sites of industrial heritage. This dissertation ...
  • Senekal, Simoné (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    The formative years of a child play a crucial role in unlocking their life-long potential. During this period, factors such as adequate health care, good nutrition and stimulating environments have an impact on their ...
  • De Abreu, Natalie (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    In-between the contrasting shades of black and white Johannesburg, we find Fleurhof. Fleurhof is defined by diversity, characterized by the contrasting identities that make up this suburb. The stark juxtaposition between ...
  • Mollel, Lotang'amwaki Victor (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    Westfort Village, in Pretoria West, is a previous leprosy institution isolated from the rest of Pretoria, soon to be consumed in the urban fabric of a developing Pretoria West. The Westfort Leprosy Institution has since ...
  • Tuke, Sarah Luposo (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    This project aims to discover the role of landscape architecture in the conservation of landscapes in 2018. The Magaliesberg mountain in The City Of Tshwane is currently an active cultural landscape on an urban edge. ...
  • Renton, Robert (University of Pretoria, 2019-12-06)
    This dissertation developed as a response to an existing condition of separation, fragmentation and a history of a tabula rasa approach to Marabastad’s urban heritage. The exploration of latent and layered potentials as ...
  • Vermaak, Kim (University of Pretoria, 2019)
    Healthcare environments in South Africa are designed with the main focus of primarily receiving patient satisfaction and furthermore providing shorter healing processes (Life Healthcare Group, 2017). Medical centres are ...
  • Van der Hoven, Marni (University of Pretoria, 2019-12-06)
    Between the serene natural landscape of the Magaliesberg and the bustling chaos of the Mamelodi West Township lies an understated threshold that links these two contrasting environments. The heritage of the landscape tells ...