In its most deconstructed form the city can be seen as an inter-rational model of voids, spaces and places. These points of social, political and economic matter co-operate and become key orientation points for urban dwellers. These so-called constructed frameworks can be translated back to a more visual or tangible urban phenomena that require one another to exist and form successful urban cohesion.
In its most pure form: Voids are spaces of orientation within a city, spaces are the paths that link these voids with one another and places are the spaces that are inhabited by users to enforce a level of locality and authenticity within the city.
The architectural void is based on matter and matter is the development of mass and occupied space. Mass and occupied space is the architectural threshold to critical place and critical place is the bodily state of being through the physical manifestations of visual, haptic and auditory dwelling. Thus architecture is the transformation of void to place through space based on critical matter
LIGHT SHINES INSTITUTE
Viewing architecture as a aspect in systems development means looking at the built environment as a interdependent system that feeds from and gives to its counter parts.
We strive to contribute to the larger picture by understanding the fundamental aspects of infra-structure and how we influence it.
Understanding, in many successful cases, is achieve through the process of public participation.
In diverse and multi-cultural settings architecture is not merely built form, but should rather become a representation of its social context
Architecture at it’s core aims to bring meaning to our built surroundings by transforming space to place and we at Boshoff Architects aim to turn houses into homes and blocks into communities. Our passion to see the city healed from physical, social, economic and political scars has driven us to serve the community through various initiatives.
Our design outcomes are rooted in the understanding of specific contextual elements that are tested and evaluated architecturally. The process fundamentally looks at the aspects of community and through the understanding thereof formulate design resolutions that compliment and solve existing shortcomings.
Using our talents and resources to serve the community has enabled innovative thinking, problem solving and team co-ordination to optimise our time and resources. The projects we have been involved with have not only improved communities and their surroundings but have offered sustainable options in how we can grow together as a community.