The Watched Towers : Creating disjunction in a river of movement

 

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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 Begg, Imraan en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-09-17T12:17:53Z
dc.date.available 2014-09-17T12:17:53Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Begg, I. 2013. The Watched Towers : Creating disjunction in a river of movement. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7537
dc.description.abstract This dissertation is on how architecture can heighten the experience of a route through disjunction and weathering. My motivation for the route is driven by my fascination with movement along an existing spine, which stretches 700 metres from Woodstock station to the harbours edge. The route crosses eight different types of private and public transport modes offering different options. The route is made up of a series of existing 'disjunctions', which incorporates, inclines and declines including a 360 metre continuously raised footbridge. The approach uses the principles of Tschumi's 'superimpositions' to create disjunction in the architecture, together with the effects of natural and social weathering, to heighten the experience of the route. The project approach combines the existing layers of movement (the route), points (moments of intensity) and surfaces (weathering, social and natural) to activate the existing spine. Furthermore, it draws from the historical reference of the 'French lines' which once existed as fortifications separating Woodstock from the CBD. A series of pavilions designed to work within respective locations, using natural and social interaction to generate character through the architecture over time. Each pavilion acts as a regular moment in the landscape with typical and specific functions providing security and infrastructure over the entire route. The result is a route driven essentially by commuter movement, but disjoined at points to allow for physical and social interaction and alternative experience in the spaces. Moments of delay, rerouting, stopping etc. exist, at the same time allowing for the architectural experience of the route to manifest character over time. These moments further use the effect of environmental weathering on the buildings aesthetic as a continuous generator of character. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title The Watched Towers : Creating disjunction in a river of movement 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 Begg, I. (2013). <i>The Watched Towers : Creating disjunction in a river of movement</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7537 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Begg, Imraan. <i>"The Watched Towers : Creating disjunction in a river of movement."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2013. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7537 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Begg I. The Watched Towers : Creating disjunction in a river of movement. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2013 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7537 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Begg, Imraan AB - This dissertation is on how architecture can heighten the experience of a route through disjunction and weathering. My motivation for the route is driven by my fascination with movement along an existing spine, which stretches 700 metres from Woodstock station to the harbours edge. The route crosses eight different types of private and public transport modes offering different options. The route is made up of a series of existing 'disjunctions', which incorporates, inclines and declines including a 360 metre continuously raised footbridge. The approach uses the principles of Tschumi's 'superimpositions' to create disjunction in the architecture, together with the effects of natural and social weathering, to heighten the experience of the route. The project approach combines the existing layers of movement (the route), points (moments of intensity) and surfaces (weathering, social and natural) to activate the existing spine. Furthermore, it draws from the historical reference of the 'French lines' which once existed as fortifications separating Woodstock from the CBD. A series of pavilions designed to work within respective locations, using natural and social interaction to generate character through the architecture over time. Each pavilion acts as a regular moment in the landscape with typical and specific functions providing security and infrastructure over the entire route. The result is a route driven essentially by commuter movement, but disjoined at points to allow for physical and social interaction and alternative experience in the spaces. Moments of delay, rerouting, stopping etc. exist, at the same time allowing for the architectural experience of the route to manifest character over time. These moments further use the effect of environmental weathering on the buildings aesthetic as a continuous generator of character. DA - 2013 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2013 T1 - The Watched Towers : Creating disjunction in a river of movement TI - The Watched Towers : Creating disjunction in a river of movement UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/7537 ER - en_ZA


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