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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 ...
An architectural plan for preventative care of the aged : addressing the need for a holistic centre for the aged, merging rehabilitation and well-being, in South Africa.
The purpose of this research document is to understand the social issues that are generated from a globally ageing demographic, which relate to the aged identity and the current care environments available to them. ...
The exploration of the relationship between social reintegration processes and the built form : a proposal for a reentry rehabilitation centre for released ex-prisoners.
South Africa as a developing country faces the challenges of providing a better life for all its citizens. The South African society is of two extremes, a small population of the wealthy and a large portion of the poor. ...
The reflection of identity through architecture and fashion : towards a fashion Institute for Durban.
The choices that we make daily, whether consciously or subconsciously, fosters an impression of our personality, mood, and lifestyle but more importantly what we transcend. Similarly our choice of wardrobe, our place of ...
Manifestation of political power and identity on the built environment : designing of a new Port Shepstone civic centre.
Architecture and political power have long been interrelated throughout history and weaved into the fabric of the built environment. Politics in the past was preoccupied with the expression of power; however, there has ...