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ADAPTING TO SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH ARCHITECTURE: AN INTEGRATED COMMUNITY HUB FOR MOSHUPA VILLAGE, BOTSWANA

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dc.contributor.author Gaoboe, Mareko Marcos
dc.date.accessioned 2011-08-16T18:22:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-08-16T18:22:20Z
dc.date.issued 2011-08-16
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10222/14070
dc.description.abstract The thesis explores the role of Architecture in enhancing a sustainable rural livelihood in Botswana. Moshupa village is analyzed and assessed to create an alternative, self-sustainable model for rural development that can add value to the local economy, by fostering self-reliance, capacity building and empowerment. Through the design of an Integrated Community Hub for Moshupa, the thesis attempts to embrace the changing dynamics of a village. It explores strategies that would inject life into the village making it a desirable place for younger generations and women to live, similar to what is currently achievable in towns and cities. Most importantly, the design principles and guidelines of traditional building techniques are explored through studying spatial habitation and organization. Materiality of built form and study of details are examined in search for an architecture that belongs to a place, by responding to the current economic, cultural, technical and environmental challenges in Botswana. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Social Traditions, Urbanization, Socio-Economic, Rural Development, Material Culture, Environmental Sustainability, Civic and Community Architecture en_US
dc.title ADAPTING TO SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH ARCHITECTURE: AN INTEGRATED COMMUNITY HUB FOR MOSHUPA VILLAGE, BOTSWANA en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.date.defence 2011-07-06
dc.contributor.department Department of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.degree Master of Architecture en_US
dc.contributor.external-examiner Deborah Gans en_US
dc.contributor.graduate-coordinator Steve Parcell en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-reader Roland Hudson en_US
dc.contributor.thesis-supervisor Richard Kroeker en_US
dc.contributor.ethics-approval Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.manuscripts Not Applicable en_US
dc.contributor.copyright-release Not Applicable en_US


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