Artistic expression in architecture : towards the design of an art centre for Durban, South Africa.
Artistic Expression is the central force that defines human expression and emotion without which anything cannot have any identifiable human substance. The aim of this study is to understand Street Art and the connection it has to Architecture and whether it is possible to attempt to resolve a growing demand for space to exhibit Street Art through design and public place making, encouraged and enhanced by the thoughtful and meaningful Architecture of a place. Through academic and field research this dissertations qualitative methods include investigations of existing architectural urban built form that deals and engages with Street Art. There exists the need to identify and sympathise with urban context and culture in the hope that the outcome is Street Art and Architecture that can inform the proposed building typology and shape itself and the surroundings into something that both designers and users can witness as a positive influence of Architecture as a companion to Street Art.