Enabling urban connectivity: Randburg urban design framework and the design of a mix-use civic building.
The structuring and forming of the negative space can be found in element as small as an electron molecule to element as large as the solar system, hence the importance of the negative space. Negative space allows our city and architecture to be appreciated and furthermore, function as a single system. The subject matter of this thesis is about the making of urban space and its relationship with the architecture and people. How should the urban space be designed for its people and architecture, and furthermore, how should the architecture responses back to its urban space? These are the questions that Iwill be asking myself constantly throughout the entire thesis. The question is then answered through a design of an urban space and architecture. The design explores the connectivity between urban spaces, functions and architectures, and furthermore, to be functioned as a single system.