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THE ELANDS BAY PROJECT WAS ONE OF THE MORE MEMORABLE PROJECTS THAT WE UNDERTOOK DURI NG OUR SECOND YEAR.WE HAD GONE CAMPI NG ON A FARM I N ELANDS BAY AND WERE GI VEN THE CHOI CE OF THREE SI TES WHERE WE WOULD I NSERT OUR PROJECTS.THE PROJECT REQUI RED US TO DESI GN A HOUSE THAT WOULD NOT ONLY BE CLI ENT SPECI FI C BUT ALSO BE VI SUALLY AESTHETI CALLY APPROPRI ATE TO THE PUBLI C.MY AI M FOR THI S PROJECT WAS TO REFLECT ON MY EMOTI ONAL EXPERI ENCE OF BEI NG I N A DI FFERENT ENVI RONMENT AND DRAWI NG FROM THAT EMOTI VE RESPONSE TO THI S VAST NATURAL ENVI RONMENT.THI S REACTI ON LED TO ME TRYI NG TO MAKE THE BUI LDI NG READ AS A " FAMI LI AR FACE"THAT GRANTED THE RESI DENTS AND THE GENERAL PUBLI C A FOOTHOLD I N THE VAST NATURAL LANDSCAPE


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THE ENVI SAGED CI TY WAS AI MED AT CREATI NG A POSSI BLE STRATEGY THAT WOULD I MPROVE THE CI TY OF CAPE TOWN I N SOME WAY THROUGH ARCHI TECTURE AND URBAN PLANNI NG.THE DESI GN WOULD REFLECT OUR PERSONAL VI SI ONS OF WHERE WE WOULD LI KE TO SEE THE CI TY GOI NG.THE CI TY THAT IHAD ENVI SI ONED WAS ONE THAT THROUGH I TS PERSI STENTGROWTH WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THE PEOPLE THAT OCCUPY I T.THE MARKET STREET THAT IDESI GNED THROUGH THE USE OF PLANTI NG TREES,VARI ED PAVI NG PATTERNS AND PUBLI C FURNI TURE WOULD REDUCE VEHI CULAR ACCESS THEREFORE DECREASI NG PRI VATE TRANSPORT AND ENCOURAGI NG PEDESTRI AN USE.THE STREET WOULD BECOME A SOCI AL HUB WHERE THE WORKI NG CLASS OUTSI DE OF THE CI TY OULD I NTEGRATE WI TH THE RESI DENTS WI THI N THE CI TY THROUGH THE SHARI NG OF CULTURE,FOOD AND ENTERTAI NMENT.NATURALLY,WI TH ALL THE ACTI VI TY I N THE STREET,THERE WOULD BE AN SENSE OF SAFETY AND SECURI TY.


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RAKIEP


EXPRESSI VE I LLUSTRATI ON OF THE CHARACTER OF THE EVI SAGED ROSE STREET


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THE MERCHANT' S HOUSE I S SET I N THE CONTEXT OF BO KAAP I N THE CI TY OF CAPE TOWN,SOUTH AFRI CA.THI S PROJECT WAS ONE OF OUR MAJOR PROJECTS FOR THI RD YEAR.THE PROJECT REQUI RED A SMALL AMOUNT OF GROUPWORK AS WE WERE GI VEN A NEI GHBOURHOOD BLOCK AS OUR SI TE AND WE WOULD HAVE TO CHOOSE A SI TE WI THI N THE NEI GHBOURHOOD.WE WERE REQUI RED TO DESI GN A HOUSE THAT WOULD HAVE PERMANENT RESI DENTS,OFFER TEMPORARY RESI DENCES AND HAVE A SHOP AS AN ECONOMI C OPPORTUNI TY.SI NCE WE HAD TO DESI GN A HOUSE WI THI N A CI TY,IWANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE RESI DENTS OF THAT HOUSE WOULD BENEFI T FROM LI VI NG WI THI N THE CI TY.WI TH THAT I N MI ND IALSO STARTED THI NKI NG ABOUT HOW THE CI TY WOULD GROW AND WHAT THAT WOULD MEAN FOR THE RESI DENTS.ITHEN STARTED TO I MPLEMENT THE I DEA OF DESI GNI NG A HOUSE THAT PROVI DED AND EMPHASI SED LOTS OF I NTERACTI ON BETWEEN THE RESI DENTS,TEMPORARY RESI DENTS,CUSTOMERS AND THE PUBLI C TO ENFORCE A BETTER QUALI TY OF LI FE


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SKECTH OF THE ELEVATI ON SHOWI NG THE I NTENTI ON OF THE FACADE TO PROVI DE A PERCEI VED FEELI NG OF SAFETY AND SECURI TY BY ALLOWI NG THE FACADES TO PROJECT THE ACTI VI TY I NSI DE THE BUI LDI NG

PARTIDI AGRAM I LLUSTRATI NG THE I NTENTI ON OF THE BUI LDI NG WI TH AN EXPRESSI VE LI NE DRAWI NG.THE CENTRAL CORE THAT HOLDS THE HORI ZONTAL PLANES AND THE EXTERNAL SKI N THAT I S ALMOST NON -EXI STENT

I LLUSTRATI ON OF THE I NTENTI ON OF THE THREE ELEVATI ONS THAT HAVE THE MOST POTENTI AL TO PROMOTE I NTERACTI ON WI TH THE OUTSI DE

THE BULK OF THE BUI LDI NG WAS ADAPTED TO PULL AWAYFROM THE EXI STI NG BUI LDI NG AND TO ENHANCE THE NATURAL LI GHT THAT WOULD NOW HAVE AN OPPORTUNI TY TO FI LTER I NTO THE BUI LDI NG


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THE ARTI SAN CENTRE WAS SET I N THE OLD DI STRI CT SI X OF CAPE TOWN,SOUTH AFRI CA.THE PROJECT REQUI RED US TO BE SENSI TI VE TO THE CONTESTED SPACE AND THE HI STORY OF THE NEI GHBORHOOD.ON THE SI TE I S THE OLDEST REMNANT OF THE OLD DI STRI CT SI X.A MOSQUE CALLED THE GREEN MOSQUE AND WE WERE REQUI RED TO DESI GN A MULTI PURPOSE BUI LDI NG THAT WOULD NOT I NFRI NGE ON THE SPACE OR THE SACREDNESS OF THE RELI GI OUS BUI LDI NG.ISOUGHT OUT THE MOSQUE TO USE AS I NSPI RATI ON TO DESI GN THE MULTI PURPOSE BUI LDI NG,THE ARTI SAN CENTRE.THE MOSQUE WOULD SERVE AS A PRECEDENT I N WHAT THE BUI LDI NG PROVI DES FOR THE COMMUNI TY.THE MOSQUE PROVI DES SHELTER,A PLACE OF REFLECTI ON,AN I NTERACTI VE PLACE AND A PLACE THAT EMPHASI SES UNI TY.THESE CHARACTERI STI CS ARE WHAT II MPLEMENTED WI THI N MY BUI LDI NG.HOWEVER,THE MOSQUE SERVES A SPECI FI C PUBLI C,MAI NLY MUSLI MS,BUT IWANTED MY BUI LDI NG TO BE OPEN TO ALL, TO BE A COMFORT TO ALL


AERI AL PHOTOGRAPH SHOWI NG EXTENT OF SI TE

DI AGRAM OF SPATI AL LAYOUT AND RELATI ONSHI P BETWEEN THE USAGE OF SPACES AND FI TTI NG THEM TOGETHER LOGI CALLY

THE WALLS THAT ARE THE MAI N ELEMENT THAT DRI VES THE CHARACTER OF THE NEW BUI LDI NG WI LL BE LAI D HORI ZONTALLY ACROSS THE SI TE TO CREATE AN AXI S THAT ALWAYS HAS VI EWS TO THE MOSQUE AND SERVES AS RETAI NI NG WALLS THAT CREATE FLAT SURFACES BETWEEN THE WALLS AS THE SI TE SLOPES

DI AGRAM OF SI TE THAT HI GHLI GHTS THE AREAS THAT HAVE STRONG RELATI ONSHI PS WI TH CERTAI N SURROUNDI NG SPACES AND EXI STI NG BUI LDI NGS

DI AGRAM SHOWI NG THE MAI N ROUTES THAT THE NEW BUI LDI NG WI LL EMPHASI ZE AS WELL AS CREATE


GOODS SERVI CE CORE

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1 ARTI SAN MODELS THAT IHAD BEEN USI NG SI NCE THE I NI TI AL STAGES OF THE DEVELOPMENT. THESE MODELS HAVE BEEN USED TO ASSI ST WI TH THE FORMULATI ON OF THE MOVEMENT ROUTES, THE SCALE OF THE WALLS,THE TRANSPARENCY THAT FI LTERS THROUGH THE BUI LDI NG. THROUGH WORKI NG WI TH THESE MODELS IHAVE BEEN ABLE TO CREATE A BUI LDI NG THAT WAS MONUMENTAL I N A WAY YET FRAGI LE I N OTHER WAYS

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Architectural Portfolio of Tauhir Rakiep  

A compilation of work done throughout my Bachelor of Architectural Studies that reflect my values as a future professional architect.

Architectural Portfolio of Tauhir Rakiep  

A compilation of work done throughout my Bachelor of Architectural Studies that reflect my values as a future professional architect.

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