Architectural rubble : the manufactured landscape of Granger Bay

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Coetzer, Nic en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Silverman, Melinda en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Philotheou, Christina en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-29T07:50:28Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-29T07:50:28Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Philotheou, C. 2014. Architectural rubble : the manufactured landscape of Granger Bay. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13162
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Throughout the process of this dissertation I have explored an architecture that can truly represent the reality of the manufactured landscape and the complexities of such a morphology. It is with this interest that I found Granger Bay and its inherently manufactured qualities. It is a landscape that is simultaneously natural and artificial. An enquiry into the shift from the natural to the artificial was explored in terms of what it means for our reading of place as well as how architecture can encompass this new terrain. In the study of this site, like an archaeological investigation, the story of ‘unbuilding to build’ arose from the ground; discovering Granger Bay’s true genius loci, which is grounded in rubble and the stories of the buildings that make up its rubble ground. It was with these ideas that I allowed the landscape to inform and generate a unique architectural language where boundaries are blurred between nature and man-made and enclosure and opening. The key informants to this design are the various geometries and forces that act on the site: Fort Wynyard’s sight lines, the buried natural landscape, the ocean, rubble ground and the memory of the Alhambra Theatre. Through design I hope to have harnessed the sites latent energies and unleash the potential of Granger Bay’s favourable location with key infrastructure and public space. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecture en_ZA
dc.title Architectural rubble : the manufactured landscape of Granger Bay en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MArch (Professional) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Philotheou, C. (2014). <i>Architectural rubble : the manufactured landscape of Granger Bay</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13162 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Philotheou, Christina. <i>"Architectural rubble : the manufactured landscape of Granger Bay."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2014. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13162 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Philotheou C. Architectural rubble : the manufactured landscape of Granger Bay. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2014 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13162 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Philotheou, Christina AB - Throughout the process of this dissertation I have explored an architecture that can truly represent the reality of the manufactured landscape and the complexities of such a morphology. It is with this interest that I found Granger Bay and its inherently manufactured qualities. It is a landscape that is simultaneously natural and artificial. An enquiry into the shift from the natural to the artificial was explored in terms of what it means for our reading of place as well as how architecture can encompass this new terrain. In the study of this site, like an archaeological investigation, the story of ‘unbuilding to build’ arose from the ground; discovering Granger Bay’s true genius loci, which is grounded in rubble and the stories of the buildings that make up its rubble ground. It was with these ideas that I allowed the landscape to inform and generate a unique architectural language where boundaries are blurred between nature and man-made and enclosure and opening. The key informants to this design are the various geometries and forces that act on the site: Fort Wynyard’s sight lines, the buried natural landscape, the ocean, rubble ground and the memory of the Alhambra Theatre. Through design I hope to have harnessed the sites latent energies and unleash the potential of Granger Bay’s favourable location with key infrastructure and public space. DA - 2014 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2014 T1 - Architectural rubble : the manufactured landscape of Granger Bay TI - Architectural rubble : the manufactured landscape of Granger Bay UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13162 ER - en_ZA


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