Title of CPD course: ARCHITECTURE AND THE SOUL
Presenter: Mr Joost Hogewoning
Course information (Content/Overview)
Summary of key points:
The scope of the seminar:
- Historical background: development of architecture from anthropological needs.
- Development from pre-historic times – need for physical and emotional protection.
- Chinese Feng Shui and Indian Vastu Shastra – development to accommodate spiritual values.
- Development since World War II – development to accommodate socio-economical needs.
- Spatial influences: designing, handling and experiencing the space and configuration thereof around us.
- Sizes and lay-outs of malls – emotional and cultural experiences
- Sizes and lay-outs of places of worship – spatial configuration influences the spiritual experience.
- Sizes and lay-outs of workplace and offices – open plan vs. cubicles: psychological effects affecting productivity – the factory floor.
- Sizes and lay-outs of homes – back to basic principles – specific form and layout of space – influence of placing and type of windows and doors.
- Sizes and lay-outs of restaurants and other public buildings – customer preferences from different cultures.
- Court buildings – intimidating or seeking truth?
- Influence of light and colour: influence on emotional, health and productivity levels.
- Influence of artificial light through its intensity and frequency – alertness, health, brainwaves.
- Ideal lighting for specific tasks – scientific research vs. SANS 10400 requirements. Visual performance.
- Effect of natural light supplement and placing of windows – effect on Alzheimer patients, study performance, elderly persons, circadian disruption.
- Colours and their effects. Pseudo-psychological ‘advise’, scientific parameters, established effects of colour, colour preferences, the NCS system.
- Cultural and other guidelines for the use of colour – use of certain colours in cultural traditions, teenage culture and colour, climatic considerations, colours in hospitals, etc.
- Aesthetical influences: the physical appearance of structures being related to emotional experience.
- Politics and style – why are certain buildings burnt during protests? Politically correct housing? Buildings as a political expression.
- Influence of style – trends/fashion influencing taste and emotional decisions – converting homes to offices: business impact – clashing with the environment – successful disasters?
- General principles:
- Ergonomics as a factor in stress – cognitive ergonomics as influence on well-being of occupants – cultural and ethnic differences to be taken into account – accommodating fitting ergonomics into the design criteria.
- Basic lay-out principles and use of materials to accommodate emotional comfort – bathrooms, kitchens, positioning of doors and windows, type of windows and spacing. Institutional buildings – a solution or a problem? Interior decorating to become sensitive.
- The extra consultation with the client before the actual brief – building a back-ground picture and life-pattern to be accommodated – brainstorming with the client.
- Case studies and closing.
Six short case studies
Venue : Geberit, Cape Town, Block A , South Precinct Topaz Boulevard, ZA-7441 Montage Park Milnerton, https://goo.gl/maps/cjsdwoMiamQ2
Time: 8:30am to 4pm
Date: Thursday, 25 October 2018
Closing date for Registration: Friday, 19 October 2018, Click for compulsory registration: https://form.myjotform.com/SAIBD2018/workshop-registration-form
Cost of workshop
R1 500 on/before 19 October 2018, non SAIBD members
R1 300 on/before 19 October 2018, SAIBD members
All payments to be made by no later than 19 October 2018
Cancellation/refunds will only be accepted a week prior to the set date. Should no cancellation be received within this period, no refunds will be made for non-attendance!
Dietary requirements to be forwarded a week prior to date
CPD Category: 1 and 3
CPD Credits: 1.5 and 1.0
Course validation: SAIBD
Name of VA, ALS hosting the CPD course: South African Institute of Building Design
Contact person for course information and bookings: Rehana Gaffar
Tel : 031 202 4726
Fax: 086 428 1056
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Banking details/ booking details or other important information
SAIBD, Standard Bank
Acc. no: 051 406 500
Branch code : 042 826
(Please use SACAP registration no. and your surname as reference)