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Preconditions for housing consolidation : towards a suitable package of support for incremental housing in South Africa : a case study of eThekweni municipality.
This thesis set out to examine the application of the supporter paradigm in the incremental housing process in South Africa, and the way support for housing consolidation has been orchestrated in practice. It aimed to ...
A study of the decentralised business nodes of the post-apartheid city of Durban : toward a new business district as part of the greater Durban business system.
This dissertation revolves around the topic of office decentralisation. The literature review chapter first discusses a systems approach to planning, and how it is the relationships between the objects within a system ...
An interpretation of timelessness in sacred architecture : an Islamic Centre for Durban.
Timelessness is an ethereal component of sacred architecture as defined by the belief of man. The spiritual vision of humanity has demonstrated techniques of expressing belief in the existence of a Higher Being within ...
Musical expression in architecture : a proposed music complex for Durban.
The purpose of this dissertation is to explore the relationship that may exist between architecture and music. This study has two folds. The first is a focus is on the social and cultural aspects which connect the field ...
The environmental outcomes of public-private partnerships (PPP) : the case of the Durban beachfront.
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Spiritual practice and its influence in architecture : the design of a meditation centre for Chatsworth.
The purpose of this dissertation is twofold. Firstly, it investigated the issues inferred by the topic, as how spirituality influences architecture, and secondly, through a critical analysis of a literature review with ...
The perception of the self within the built environment and its impact on urban regeneration : towards the design of a food market in the city of Durban.
Street trade within South Africa contributes to a significant portion of the informal sector and is now seen as something that contributes to the economy as well as the character of the city. It plays an active role ...
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 ...
Biophilia in architectural design : a healthcare and community centre for Mpumalanga, Durban.
Biophilia is the love of nature and all living things and is the theory that forms the basis of ‘biophilic’ design. Biophilic design recognizes the positive experience of natural systems and processes in our buildings ...