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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Boer, Gerhardus Petrus
Email gerhard_boer@yahoo.co.za
URN etd-02032005-080823
Document Title A study in Time
Degree MArch (Prof)
Department Architecture
Advisor Name Title
Mr R van Rensburg Committee Chair
  • urban
  • school
  • time
Date 2005-11-30
Availability unrestricted
The building for the school of the Built Environment focuses on the concept of time as form giver in architecture.

Time, a governing factor of existence, regulating simultaneously through a linear and cyclical pattern in its operation.

The aim of the discourse is to establish a parity between humankind and nature within an urban environment. The goal is to create an environment that acts as time-mediator between the metaphysical and physical city and its myriad users. The emphasis being on the user-interface on the project and its surroundings.

Thereby potentially establishing a platform where the city is continually challenged in terms of observing and being observed.

The architecture itself should provide an abridgement of moments in time.

The prominence of the proposed site opens up the possibility of investigating an iconic branding image for the campus.

This could be achieved in terms of potential visual resource and movement pattern.

Copyright 2005, University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Boer, GP 2005, A study in Time, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-02032005-080823 / >

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