Authors Posts by Rikus de Kock

Rikus de Kock

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‘Buildings’ in their bare essence can be seen as no different to any other technology when considering John Ruskin’s statement: “We require from buildings two kinds of goodness: first, the doing their practical duty well: then that they be graceful...
We build what we believe to be true. I have asked myself the following question several times whilst in the process of writing this article: “What is the point of it all, delving into this specific topic and its relationship to...
Prologue: All prophets, poets and politicians push an agenda. Most are hidden. All are seemingly open. This is undeniably true.   Act I  When carefully observed and studied, |even to the point of ridicule| motive and intention of a particular agenda might be decoded. Provocation challenges...
If more is supposedly more… then I say less is a bore. Let me set the scene for my position on this: The fathers of modern design might have had the best of intentions in fostering a standardized approach to construction,...
Continual exploration is key to learning. Whether these explorations are based on past, present or future typologies are quite irrelevant in determining their validity. Depending on the milieu you find yourself coming of age within, the architectural discourse less...