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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Buys, Gertruida Susanna
Email suzanne.buys@gmail.com
URN etd-12092009-131528
Document Title Taxi transit park - the relationship between movement and time
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr J Laubscher Committee Chair
Keywords
  • time
  • movement
  • taxi
Date 2010-04-23
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The purpose of the study was to establish a new place order in the transport grain for taxis through a design that will suit the urban context. It attempts to render taxis and their associated facilities preferable and acceptable for the city user and bystander. The relationship between time and movement was studied to generate a design concept that depicts the path of the user as an experience of comfort and convenience.

A quantitative and qualitative method was applied. The study examined current taxi ranks through case studies, site visits, interviews and discussions. This information was interpreted within an urban scope.

The process of elimination defined the urban taxi facility. Certain requirements gained prominence to achieve the aim of a sustainable multi-functional facility with the user as primary focus. The main conclusion was that architects have a responsibility towards the environment, and should design spaces that display a relationship between human and nature thereby creating a new typology for taxi facilities.

2009 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:

Buys, GS 2009, Taxi transit park - the relationship between movement and time, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12092009-131528/ >

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