(re)Constructing the way we build - Skills Development Centre in Delft

dc.contributor.advisorLouw, Michael
dc.contributor.authorSoeker, Imaad
dc.date.accessioned2023-07-28T08:36:14Z
dc.date.available2023-07-28T08:36:14Z
dc.date.issued2023
dc.date.updated2023-07-28T08:33:25Z
dc.description.abstractIdentity can be associated with a person, group or place and is defined as the sense of belonging. Thus, a person who doesn't belong and an architecture of placelessness both lack an identity. It can be shaped by history or by the current day. This design dissertation proposes a more situated architectural identity by exploring the relationship between the social and the material in Delft, Cape Town. The strong themes of the temporary and the permanent and formal and informal create a conflict of identity within Delft. The theory of Critical Regionalism will be the foundation for creating an architecture of identity within the context of Delft. An architecture of place will be achieved by being critical of the context and current construction practices and making use of readily and locally sourced materials. Sandbag construction and local vernacular practices will be combined to create an architecture of permanence, place, and identity within Delft. This design dissertation tests these themes through the speculative design of a Skills Centre, as there is a strong culture of making and learning within Delft. The Skills Centre will revolve around the idea of making, from alternative construction to the growth and preparation of food. The main concept of the Skills Centre is to act as a catalyst in the upskilling of the community and thus create a new identity for them. The Skills Centre will embed itself within the concept of a circular economy through construction and operation. Sandbag construction will act as the first economic driver; once the Skills Centre is completed, it will act as a catalytic economic driver. Creating an architecture of permanence that is rooted in place should start creating a positive identity and sense of belonging within Delft.
dc.identifier.apacitationSoeker, I. (2023). <i>(re)Constructing the way we build - Skills Development Centre in Delft</i>. (). ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38171en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSoeker, Imaad. <i>"(re)Constructing the way we build - Skills Development Centre in Delft."</i> ., ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38171en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSoeker, I. 2023. (re)Constructing the way we build - Skills Development Centre in Delft. . ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38171en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Master Thesis AU - Soeker, Imaad AB - Identity can be associated with a person, group or place and is defined as the sense of belonging. Thus, a person who doesn't belong and an architecture of placelessness both lack an identity. It can be shaped by history or by the current day. This design dissertation proposes a more situated architectural identity by exploring the relationship between the social and the material in Delft, Cape Town. The strong themes of the temporary and the permanent and formal and informal create a conflict of identity within Delft. The theory of Critical Regionalism will be the foundation for creating an architecture of identity within the context of Delft. An architecture of place will be achieved by being critical of the context and current construction practices and making use of readily and locally sourced materials. Sandbag construction and local vernacular practices will be combined to create an architecture of permanence, place, and identity within Delft. This design dissertation tests these themes through the speculative design of a Skills Centre, as there is a strong culture of making and learning within Delft. The Skills Centre will revolve around the idea of making, from alternative construction to the growth and preparation of food. The main concept of the Skills Centre is to act as a catalyst in the upskilling of the community and thus create a new identity for them. The Skills Centre will embed itself within the concept of a circular economy through construction and operation. Sandbag construction will act as the first economic driver; once the Skills Centre is completed, it will act as a catalytic economic driver. Creating an architecture of permanence that is rooted in place should start creating a positive identity and sense of belonging within Delft. DA - 2023_ DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town KW - Architecture LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PY - 2023 T1 - (re)Constructing the way we build - Skills Development Centre in Delft TI - (re)Constructing the way we build - Skills Development Centre in Delft UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38171 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/38171
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSoeker I. (re)Constructing the way we build - Skills Development Centre in Delft. []. ,Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment ,School of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics, 2023 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/38171en_ZA
dc.language.rfc3066eng
dc.publisher.departmentSchool of Architecture, Planning and Geomatics
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.subjectArchitecture
dc.title(re)Constructing the way we build - Skills Development Centre in Delft
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters of Architecture (Professional)
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