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The incorporation of nature into architecture as a healing aid : a hydrotherapy health centre.
The intension of this dissertation was to investigate why architectural environments were not healing, but harming people, and what factors could be looked at in order to provide healing environments for mankind. The ...
Biophilic architecture and its influence on human behaviour and well-being : a proposed urban multi-use office park development.
Dealing with the issue of buildings showing characteristics of sick building syndrome, could result in occupants suffering negative side effects. Healthy living is a primary need for society. Everyday pollution in society ...
Sustainable development : the adoption of principles of sustainable development by the architecture and construction industry of South Africa.
Sustainable development has been variously defined as: "the simultaneous pursuit of economic prosperity, environmental quality, and social equity" (Gissen 2002:185), and as society's ability to meet its current needs and ...
Exploring the integration of sustainable systems through Architecture: towards the design of a seafood market.
This research explores sustainable systems through architecture to create a positive environmental response. Such a response was then incorporated into the design of a seafood market located in the Durban Harbour. This ...
Exploring solar energy design systems in peri-urban settlements for responsive architecture: towards the design of a multipurpose upcycling skills centre in Cato Manor.
Presently, cities are faced with escalating global economic and social challenges in peri-urban settlements. Despite the severity of these challenges, there remains an urgent need to incorporate sustainable development ...
The role of architecture in promoting sustainability in the inner city: towards a skills development centre for street children in Durban (CBD)
For decades Apartheid has been a political and social regime that segregated South Africans. Despite the fall of this system in 1994, the city of Durban still suffers repercussions: spatial apartheid. This spatial ...