Art and Architecture: Democratising and Conceptualising Artistic Space in Cape Towns De Waterkant

dc.contributor.advisorLouw, Michael
dc.contributor.authorMaritz, Grethe
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-07T13:08:53Z
dc.date.available2023-07-07T13:08:53Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.date.updated2023-07-07T13:08:14Z
dc.description.abstractThis investigation focusses on the relationship between art and architecture, as investigated through conceptual and social lenses, to culminate in the design of an inclusive arts centre in Cape Town's De Waterkant, as a gentrified, layered urban context. Firstly, the relationship between art and architecture is considered in terms of the potential to utilise artistic principles and ideas in architectural space-making. I explore the translation of several stages and elements of the artistic process as architectural informants. I investigate not only how the conception, production, consumption, and representation of art can inform architectural design, but also, from a more literal standpoint, the theory and making of collaborative programmes, spaces, and elements through engagement with artists that utilize different mediums and techniques in their work. Secondly, the elitist nature of the commercial art industry prompts the investigation into the social and public properties of art, with the investigation into public art and its relation to the building envelope and the city as a whole. The integration and role of art in the metropolitan context are studied to lead into the construction of a programmatic response that facilitates a more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable counterpoint to the conventional, exclusionary model. Artists and the local public are proposed as primary stakeholders of a programme and space that serves the public as opposed to the elite. All these investigations culminate in the development of an experimental architectural response that, in crafting the spatial and material, aims to consider both the conceptual and social relationship between art and architecture.
dc.identifier.apacitationMaritz, G. (2023). <i>Art and Architecture: Democratising and Conceptualising Artistic Space in Cape Towns De Waterkant</i>. (). ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38050en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationMaritz, Grethe. <i>"Art and Architecture: Democratising and Conceptualising Artistic Space in Cape Towns De Waterkant."</i> ., ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38050en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationMaritz, G. 2023. Art and Architecture: Democratising and Conceptualising Artistic Space in Cape Towns De Waterkant. . ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38050en_ZA
dc.identifier.risTY - Master Thesis AU - Maritz, Grethe AB - This investigation focusses on the relationship between art and architecture, as investigated through conceptual and social lenses, to culminate in the design of an inclusive arts centre in Cape Town's De Waterkant, as a gentrified, layered urban context. Firstly, the relationship between art and architecture is considered in terms of the potential to utilise artistic principles and ideas in architectural space-making. I explore the translation of several stages and elements of the artistic process as architectural informants. I investigate not only how the conception, production, consumption, and representation of art can inform architectural design, but also, from a more literal standpoint, the theory and making of collaborative programmes, spaces, and elements through engagement with artists that utilize different mediums and techniques in their work. Secondly, the elitist nature of the commercial art industry prompts the investigation into the social and public properties of art, with the investigation into public art and its relation to the building envelope and the city as a whole. The integration and role of art in the metropolitan context are studied to lead into the construction of a programmatic response that facilitates a more accessible, inclusive, and sustainable counterpoint to the conventional, exclusionary model. Artists and the local public are proposed as primary stakeholders of a programme and space that serves the public as opposed to the elite. All these investigations culminate in the development of an experimental architectural response that, in crafting the spatial and material, aims to consider both the conceptual and social relationship between art and architecture. DA - 2023_ DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Architecture LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2023 T1 - ETD: Art and Architecture: Democratising and Conceptualising Artistic Space in Cape Towns De Waterkant TI - ETD: Art and Architecture: Democratising and Conceptualising Artistic Space in Cape Towns De Waterkant UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38050 ER -en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/38050
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationMaritz G. Art and Architecture: Democratising and Conceptualising Artistic Space in Cape Towns De Waterkant. []. ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38050en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.titleArt and Architecture: Democratising and Conceptualising Artistic Space in Cape Towns De Waterkant
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
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