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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Davey, Calayde Aenis
Email calayde@gmail.com
URN etd-12092010-141833
Document Title Proximity vertical agriculture at the Pretoria West Power Station
Degree MArch(Prof)
Department Department of Architecture
Supervisor
Advisor Name Title
Mr A Barker Committee Chair
Mr N Clarke Committee Co-Chair
Keywords
  • vertical farm
  • vertical agriculture
  • Pretoria West Power Station
  • bamboo
  • urban agriculture
  • industrial heritage
  • hydroponic food factory
  • adaptive re-use
Date 2010-12-09
Availability unrestricted
Abstract

The thesis addresses the proximity of contemporary global human issues to local human issues and presents an architectural solution. By identifying, exploring and drawing closer the proximities between these global and local issues, new solutions can be developed for local application. There are new fields created for architecture when we understand and connect the proximity of objects of both cultural and biophysical creation, and when we understand and build on our ever-narrowing proximities between what has been and what is to come. The narrowing global conditions have direct implications on us as individual human beings and our individual local societies. These proximities have been explored, developed, and resolved for local application. The resulting research field for urban agriculture ultimately guided an appropriate architectural response within the city of Pretoria, South Africa.

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Davey, CA 2010, Proximity vertical agriculture at the Pretoria West Power Station, MArch(Prof) dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-12092010-141833/ >

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