BAS III: Re_Information - Urban Living
University of the Free State 2015
"To form something anew using information as the basic material"
CLINICAL + RESIDENTIAL OUTREACH COMPLEX
In a city that cannot (and must not_grow physically outwards, it is necessary, as with computer chips, to 'do more things in the same space' in order to enable its economy to progress. To do this, it is necessary to analyse the information emitted by the city. According to multiple parameters and to design way of increasing complexity (possibly through simple means) without a corresponding increase in the 'quantity' of chaos. Urban re-information invests effort in precisely finding out (in real time) the social, environmental, physical, functional, economic and cultural information of a city with a view towards taking action in it.
The subsequent information gathered from an investigation and analysis of site resulted in the realization for the need for housing and healthcare along the industrial corridor of Harvey Road. A series of 'urban living' units are proposed above a clinic centered around a courtyard where its doctors are incentivized to live in the units above and become part of the community.