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When: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Farm and Fellow Conference Venue, 233 Moerasrivier, Geelhoutboom, George
George, Western Cape 
South Africa
Contact: Rehana Gaffar
031 202 4726

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Title of CPD course



Mr Joost Hogewoning

Course information (Content/Overview)

The scope of the seminar:


1. Historical background: development of architecture from anthropological needs.

1.1 Development from pre-historic times – need for physical and emotional protection.

1.2 Chinese Feng Shui and Indian Vastu Shastra - development to accommodate spiritual values.

1.3 Development since World War II – development to accommodate socio-economical needs.


2. Spatial influences: designing, handling and experiencing the space and configuration thereof around us.

2.1 Sizes and lay-outs of malls – emotional and cultural experiences

2.2 Sizes and lay-outs of places of worship – spatial configuration influences the spiritual experience.

2.3 Sizes and lay-outs of workplace and offices – open plan vs. cubicles: psychological effects affecting productivity – the factory floor.

2.4 Sizes and lay-outs of homes – back to basic principles – specific form and layout of space – influence of placing and type of windows and doors.

2.5 Sizes and lay-outs of restaurants and other public buildings – customer preferences from different cultures.

2.6 Court buildings – intimidating or seeking truth?


3. Influence of light and colour: influence on emotional, health and productivity levels.

3.1 Influence of artificial light through its intensity and frequency – alertness, health, brainwaves.

3.2 Ideal lighting for specific tasks – scientific research vs. SANS 10400 requirements. Visual performance.

3.3 Effect of natural light supplement and placing of windows – effect on Alzheimer patients, study performance, elderly persons, circadian disruption.

3.4 Colors and their effects. Pseudo-psychological ‘advise’, scientific parameters, established effects of color, color preferences, the NCS system.

3.5 Cultural and other guidelines for the use of color – use of certain colors in cultural traditions, teenage culture and color, climatic considerations, colors in hospitals, etc.


4. Aesthetical influences: the physical appearance of structures being related to emotional experience.

4.1 Politics and style - why are certain buildings burnt during protests? Politically correct housing? Buildings as a political expression.

4.2 Influence of style – trends/fashion influencing taste and emotional decisions – converting homes to offices: business impact – clashing with the environment – successful disasters?



5. General principles:

5.1 Ergonomics as a factor in stress – cognitive ergonomics as influence on well-being of occupants – cultural and ethnic differences to be taken into account – accommodating fitting ergonomics into the design criteria.

5.2 Basic lay-out principles and use of materials to accommodate emotional comfort – bathrooms, kitchens, positioning of doors and windows, type of windows and spacing. Institutional buildings – a solution or a problem? Interior decorating to become sensitive.

5.3 The extra consultation with the client before the actual brief – building a back-ground picture and life-pattern to be accommodated - brainstorming with the client.


6. Case studies and closing.

Six short case studies

Closing comments


Farm and Fellow Conference Venue, 233 Moerasrivier, Geelhoutboom, George


8:30am to 4:30pm


Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Closing date for Registration

Thursday, 19 July 2018

Cost of workshop

R1 500 on/before 19 July 2018, non SAIBD members
R1 300 on/before 19 July 2018, SAIBD members

CPD Category

1 and 3

CPD Credits

1.5 and 1.0

Course validation


Name of VA, ALS hosting the CPD course

South African Institute of Building Design

Contact person for course information and bookings

Rehana Gaffar


031 202 4726


086 509 9877

Email address




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Banking details/ booking details or other important information

SAIBD, Standard Bank
Acc. no: 051 406 500
Durban North,
Branch code : 042 826

(Please use SACAP registration no. as reference)