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Antonia Henson

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This dissertation proposes a beekeeping facility to address the ungraspable and the imposing essence of a post-industrial terrain. The site is situated at Era Bricks, a dilapidated quarry in Silverton, Pretoria. The proposal suggests that a layered architecture and programme...
Around the world in 80 days? Let's consider taking a two minute trip to four corners of the globe and handpicking one contemporary artist in four different continents. From painting to photography to graphics, here is a mixed selection...
Buildings have a large negative impact on the environment in terms of the natural resources and energy that they consume, as well as substantially contributing to global CO2 emissions. Two main sources within a building’s life cycle can be...
London based photographer, Matt Crabtree rides the train everyday and like many of us he spends quite a bit of time observing his fellow commuters. One little difference though, he captures them on his phone and edits their images...
Dutch artist, Piet Mondrian is generally considered one of the most influential and iconic artists of the 20th century. He is widely regarded as one of the founding fathers of De Stijl and a great influence to artist and architects...
This dissertation is rooted within my personal struggle to understand and react to my experiences of absurdity and complexity within place and the making of architecture between speculation and reality. “One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light,...
The focus of this dissertation stems from the interest of objectifying a non-architectural contemporary problem in South Africa by means of symbolic representation, so that the conceived may become the perceived. This dissertation questions whether architecture can communicate through...
The treatise seeks to make a valuable contribution to a current discussion in architecture and urbanism regarding the perception and re-conceptualisation of what in previous paradigms was left-over, unassigned space between developments. These in-between servitude spaces inevitably ended up as poorly considered negative wastelands...
Martha Cooper is an American photojournalist from Baltimore. She began documenting graffiti art on the streets of New York in the 70's while working at the New York Post. At the time, it was a highly controversial and for some...
The idea of evolution, and the human-form as we know it, becoming 'the other' is a concept which has long fascinated me. CHARLES explores the evolution of the human body from the earliest known vertebrates over 530 million years ago,...