Founding a farm: the marking out of Klein Stockwell, Western Cape, South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Coetzer, Nic en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Fellingham, Kevin en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Malherbe, Gideon François en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-08T14:05:01Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-08T14:05:01Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Malherbe, G. 2018. Founding a farm: the marking out of Klein Stockwell, Western Cape, South Africa. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28019
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is rooted in my pursuit of developing a site engagement method that can be applied to learn from any given site by studying its history and inherent spatial logic. The research focuses primarily on a typological study of rural space and resulted in an architectural language that evolved from and amplifies the specific tradition of building as observed at Stockwell Farm in the Western Cape. The research process started with the temporal charting of the seen and the unseen forces affecting a portion of earth. Earth as seen in this work is a living organism that supports a historic community of interdependent individuals whom all leave marks upon its surface. Marking the earth is a daily practice in the rural agrarian space of Stockwell where historic and contemporary markings agglomerate to form a rural artefact that is the by-product of necessity. Within this resulting dissonance a space of unexpected sublimity arises. This dissertation critically approaches the establishment of a new farm on a portion of earth that has seen minimal marking. The portion is conversed with in a language learnt from its parent farm, Stockwell, and uses that as the basis for a vernacular of precast and expedient boer maak 'n plan building processes. The portion is moulded, marked and embellished to produce a space of multiple thresholds that arouse the sublime. I have designed a petrol station, truck stop, restaurant, organic farm, assorted barns, guest lodging, place of reflection, private sanctuaries and winery. Ultimately, a collection of buildings is brought to life and bound together by the moving of earth. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Architecture en_ZA
dc.title Founding a farm: the marking out of Klein Stockwell, Western Cape, South Africa 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 (Prof) en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Malherbe, G. F. (2018). <i>Founding a farm: the marking out of Klein Stockwell, Western Cape, South Africa</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28019 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Malherbe, Gideon François. <i>"Founding a farm: the marking out of Klein Stockwell, Western Cape, South Africa."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2018. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28019 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Malherbe GF. Founding a farm: the marking out of Klein Stockwell, Western Cape, South Africa. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2018 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28019 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Malherbe, Gideon François AB - This dissertation is rooted in my pursuit of developing a site engagement method that can be applied to learn from any given site by studying its history and inherent spatial logic. The research focuses primarily on a typological study of rural space and resulted in an architectural language that evolved from and amplifies the specific tradition of building as observed at Stockwell Farm in the Western Cape. The research process started with the temporal charting of the seen and the unseen forces affecting a portion of earth. Earth as seen in this work is a living organism that supports a historic community of interdependent individuals whom all leave marks upon its surface. Marking the earth is a daily practice in the rural agrarian space of Stockwell where historic and contemporary markings agglomerate to form a rural artefact that is the by-product of necessity. Within this resulting dissonance a space of unexpected sublimity arises. This dissertation critically approaches the establishment of a new farm on a portion of earth that has seen minimal marking. The portion is conversed with in a language learnt from its parent farm, Stockwell, and uses that as the basis for a vernacular of precast and expedient boer maak 'n plan building processes. The portion is moulded, marked and embellished to produce a space of multiple thresholds that arouse the sublime. I have designed a petrol station, truck stop, restaurant, organic farm, assorted barns, guest lodging, place of reflection, private sanctuaries and winery. Ultimately, a collection of buildings is brought to life and bound together by the moving of earth. DA - 2018 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2018 T1 - Founding a farm: the marking out of Klein Stockwell, Western Cape, South Africa TI - Founding a farm: the marking out of Klein Stockwell, Western Cape, South Africa UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/28019 ER - en_ZA


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