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Tuesday, 30 October 2018  
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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.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

2.6Court buildings – intimidating or seeking truth?


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

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

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

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

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

3.5Cultural 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.

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

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



5.General principles:

5.1Ergonomics 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.

5.2Basic 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.

5.3The 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



Geberit, Cape Town,Block A , South Precinct Topaz Boulevard, ZA-7441Montage Park Milnerton,


8:30am to 4:00pm


Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Closing date for Registration

Wednesday, 21 November 2018Click for compulsory registration:

Cost of workshop

R1 500 on/before 21 November 2018, non SAIBD members
R1 300 on/before 21 November 2018, SAIBD members

Cancellation/refunds will only be accepted a week prior to the set date.Should no cancellation be received within this period, no refunds will be made for non-attendance!

Dietary requirements to be forwarded a week prior to date

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


Other (specify)

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)