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13:00 - 15:30
25th October 2017

This year Academy IDT students have collaborated with the Better Living Challenge team for three National Initiatives that address the housing challenges in South Africa.

This is an open invitation to visit us and view our student’s design solutions for the Better-Living projects as well as the work they’ve produced during their study-year.

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This Year's
Project Briefs

Thank you to John Edwards of the CDI for his mentorship and expert guidance throughout this process.

3x3meter Emergency Shack

Client: BLC (on behalf of the Department of human Settlements)
Site: Various sites

Background

When informal settlement residents are displaced because of fires or flooding, they are provided with the material for a very basic 3x3m meter shelter (made out of corrugated sheeting) which they construct themselves.  The Western Cape Department of Human Settlements have expressed an interest in developing enhanced/ improved emergency shelters which are more dignified.

Brief

  1. Firstly, model existing 3×3¬†meter emergency structures as provided to end-users;
  2. Then, develop improved alternatives;
  3. Consider size, time to construct/ manufacture, cost, materials, fire proofing, and skills;
  4. Show the step-by-step construction of the proposed alternative structure

Constructing safe and dry foundations

Client: Community Organization Resource Centre (CORC)
Site: Various informal settlements

Background

Informal settlement residents construct their dwellings out of necessity, as quickly as possibly, and typically construct the four walls and a roof first, after leveling the ground/ floor. ¬†Only then, a floor is put down, and often much later – also after experiencing flooding or dampness – a cement or¬†concrete floor might be laid. CORC have expressed an interest and a desire to help and¬†guide their informal settlement resident clients through this process, by providing them with ‘how-to’/ toolkit/ building tutorial information which is cost-effective, safe, and easy to understand.

Brief

  1. Model typical existing conditions in 3D sectional perspectives/ 3D;
  2. Then, after consulting with end-users, propose alternative options;
  3. Then, consider and investigate safe, fire proof, water proof, and cost effective in-situ foundation options for informal dwellings;
  4. Show the changes in a step-by-step process

Double-story dwelling

Client: Community Organization Resource Centre (CORC)
Site: Various informal settlements

Background

Various informal settlements have limited space for growth and residents have very limited space to extend their homes. ¬†In various cases, residents are starting to go up (double story). CORC have expressed an interest and a desire to help and¬†guide their informal settlement resident clients through this process, by providing them with ‘how-to’/ toolkit/ building tutorial information which is cost-effective, safe, and easy to understand. ¬†Videos: Empower Shack double storey shack Video:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ae07hDBSOdc¬†| ¬†Self-build double storey shack building story:¬†https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gPAOHucJFM

Brief

  1. Firstly, model existing double-story structures in 3D Рdocumenting and visiting 5 different structures where people have constructed double-story structures themselves;
  2. Then, after consulting with end-users, propose alternative options;
  3. Then, consider and investigate structurally sound, safe, fire proof and cost effective double story building options for informal dwellings;
  4. Show the changes in a step-by-step process

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COMMENTS3

  1. Hi there,

    Please be so kind, as to inform when your next open day will take place.
    Thank you,
    Best Regards,
    Sam

    • Hi Sam

      Our annual Open Day event will take place in October next year. You are more than welcome to come in for a visit and meet with us. The students will have drawings to show to you and answer some of your questions. Please give me a call on 021 286 0041 as I will gladly be able to assist you.

      Melinda Naidoo
      Registrar

  2. Hi Melinda,

    Thank you, so much, for your feedback. I will do that. Please advise, do you perhaps have an Introductory draughting course? If yes, kindly study options & cost. Thanks again.


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