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24-Hour Culture

Can There Be a 24-Hour Culture within a Corner Office in Rosebank?

Romario De Oliveira

BArch Hons 2022

Unit Leader: Gregory Katz
Unit Tutor: Jaco Jonker
Unit Assistant: Senzo Mamba

Making... A Difference 2022
There is value in having life exist outside of social norms, a society operating for 24 hours. We look at the timeframes instituted by the State of Emergency Act limiting our time to a set curfew which still exists today as a hauntology. We live in a society, described by Robert K. Merton, which practices Ritualism: to live by rejecting our cultural goals which have been institutionalised yet we accept the institutional means.

The aim is to seek a sense of romanticism and phenomenology. Prototyping idea of space and aid in resisting atrophy of the area through 24–hour culture which embodies the full human experience. To create a landmark which will act as a catalyst for change and speak to the character of Rosebank, a walkable city district filled with a sustainable nightlife.

Often when designing one must “hit a moving target” and within the context of the study we shall focus on intentions made to have the 24-hour working day estimated to begin in the next 5 – 10 years.

24-hour Culture, Night Life, Nocturnal Architecture, Propositional, Boulevard, Material Essence, Social Ritualism, Robert K. Merton, Overton Landscapes

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