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Architecture as a driver for social change: towards the design of a self-sustainable community anchor in Kwa-Mashu.
The deterioration of our natural environment is proving to be the biggest threat to all life forms, and yet it is not given the necessary attention. This deterioration is as a result of continued human behaviour resulting ...
A symbiosis of bio - diversity and architecture: towards a centre for awareness and research in the uMngeni precinct.
Rapid industrialization of the 20th and 21st centuries has pushed the envelope in developing goods and services for society, often inundating the biosphere’s energy and resources, leaving vital ecosystems and natural ...
The Influence of social resilience on architecture : toward the design of a multi-purpose centre for the senior citizen population in Durban.
The concept of resilience represents the social and spatial inequalities that exist among the senior citizen population and continues to grow everyday. The notion of resilience is as a result of the rapid global urbanisation ...
Exploring food security as a catalyst for the adaptive reuse of architecture towards an agricultural hub in the inner city of Durban.
Currently over half of South Africa’s population lives in urban areas and this number is projected to continually increase. As a result, cities are exploring sustainability and resilience as a method for future development. ...
Rethinking the design for palliative care : exploring the concept of multigenerational living in Durban.
“Architecture creates the places where human time takes place” (Harrison,2012) The process of death and dying is an aspect of our society that greatly influences our social context. That being said, the terminally ill are ...
Exploring the impact of the intellectually challenged demands through architecture:towards a training and living facility within the iLembe District.
In South Africa, those who are intellectually cognitive challenged are still a highly stigmatised group of people. However, the country has one of the highest numbers in Africa of people who have intellectual cognitive ...