Living on the edge : Nature & Society - Re-imagining architecture through Thirdspace

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Noero, Jo en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Coetzer, Nic en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor De Jager, Rob en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Carter, Francis en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Artz, Pim en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-17T12:16:01Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-17T12:16:01Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Artz, P. 2013. Living on the edge : Nature & Society - Re-imagining architecture through Thirdspace. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7520
dc.description.abstract This design dissertation report investigates the paradigm of Thirdspace theory through explorations within the tensions between nature and society, directing the focus of site towards Cape Town's city bowl urban edge. Thirdspace is adopted throughout the development of this dissertation and investigated at different architectural scales within the design process: from the initial conceptualised stage through to spatial programming towards realisation of the construction process and materiality. Nature is under attack by urbanism, where architecture may act as a mediator by providing a platform for a new kind of urban form to manifest through coexistence. Where a neglected firebreak periphery once enforced a disconnected nature from society, it now presents an opportunity for a productive firebreak strategy integrated into an architectural layer, merging public space into the natural landscape. Designing opportunity for crossprogramming in the realms of residential architecture, generates a mixed use matrix, a space where cultures and traditions merge together to form a neutral social framework, where in the urban edge condition, an architecture coexists between the realms of nature and that of the city. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Living on the edge : Nature & Society - Re-imagining architecture through Thirdspace en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
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 & the Built Environment en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MArch (Prof) en_ZA
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