Category: Public building
Name of University/College: University of Pretoria
Year of graduation: 2020
Project location: Waterkloof, Pretoria, South Africa
Programme: Architectural education, mixed used shared spaces with the restaurant Brasserie de Paris and an active street edge for community participation.
Brief project overview:
House Jooste was designed as a South African prototype for the modern movement style of buildings. Influenced by critical regionalism (Fisher, 1998). This project challenged the notion of a prototype and asked the question. What kind of lessons can be derived from a significant heritage building and how can these lessons be applied in a sensitive way to contribute value to the existing building? A poetic approach is introduced by acknowledging the building as the second user substantiated by the notion of making and interaction.
Brief project modelling overview:
This project was completely designed and modelled with ArchiCAD. All the views were generated with the programme’s engine. I utilized all the tools available such as, the traditional section and elevation tool, 3D perspective views with the 3D cutaway tool enabled as well as the creative imaging tool that allowed me to create sketch like photo render projections. Most of the layouts was also done in ArchiCAD. I did some image editing in Photoshop to re insert into ArchiCAD for poster generation.
For rendering I used Lumion Pro student with the live sync feature enabled. This allowed me to make quick changes to the model if needed. The only reason I don’t use Twinmotion is because our school of architecture taught us Lumion and therefore I’m comfortable with using the programme.