Recent Achievements and Research outputs by EU staff and collaborators since 2012

 

Chapters/sections in a book

Bosman, G and Bruwer, E. (2013) Architective: Building construction standards for South Africa. Chapter 25: 484-502. Architective Publications: Johannesburg.

Articles in peer-reviewed publications 

 Bosman, G. (2017) Ownership and care in culturally significant architecture: three case studies. Acta Structilia. 24 (1) pp.1-27

Bosman, G. (2015) Situated neighbourhood safety and fence decoration. South African Journal of Art History. 30 (3) 74-86.

Bosman, G and Van der Weshuizen, D. (2014) The effects of climate conditions on attitudinal change towards earth construction in South Africa. Acta Structilia. 21 (1) 117-141.

Bosman, G and Van der Weshuizen, D. (2014) The impact of climate phenomena on attitudes towards traditional earth construction and decoration. South African Journal of Art History. 29 (3) 65-76.

Conference proceedings, peer-reviewed

Bosman, G and Steÿn, JJ. (2015) Greening of stabilised brickyard industry for supporting sustainable building in Kuruman in the Northern Cape Province. In Gibbert and Conradie (Eds). Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) Conference Proceedings. University of Pretoria: Pretoria.

Bosman, G and K Salzmann-McDonald. (2015) Contemporary soil-cement and rammed earth in South Africa. In Ciancio and Beckett (Eds) Rammed Earth Construction. Taylor & Francis Group: London.

Bosman, G and Whitfield, C. (2015) Perceptions of vernacular architecture. In Milto, Vegas, Garcia, Soriano and Cristini (Eds). Vernacular Architecture: Towards a Sustainable Future. Taylor & Francis Group: London.

Bosman, G and Steÿn, JJ. (2014) Rethinking Contemporary Earth Construction for Housing. South African Housing Foundation (SAHF) International Conference. Affordable Housing Opportunities for Southern Africa. Cape Town.

Nel, JH and Bosman, G. (2014). Exposing architecture students to vernacular concepts. In Correia et al. Vernacular heritage and earthen architecture - contributions for sustainable development. CRC Press: London.

Wessels, ZG and Bosman, G (2014). The city vernacular in South Africa. In Correia et al. Vernacular heritage and earthen architecture - contributions for sustainable development. CRC Press: London.

Publications, non-peer-reviewed

Bosman, G. (2012) Local Building Cultures and Perceptions of Wall Building Materials: Influences on Vernacular Architecture in Rural Areas of Central South Africa. In Cardoso et al. Surveys on Vernacular Architecture – Their significance in 20th century architectural culture. Centro de Estudo Arnaldo Araújo, Escola Superior Artistica do Porto: 139-153.

Conference papers and posters

Bosman, G and Steÿn, JJ (2015). Greening of stabilised brickyard industry for supporting sustainable building in Kuruman in the Northern Cape Province. Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) Conference 2015 University of Pretoria. Pretoria, South Africa, 9–11 Dec.

Bosman, G (2015). Situated neighbourhood safety and fence decoration. 9th National Conference of the South African Journal of Art History: Situated Experience. Bloemfontein. 28–29 Aug.

Bosman, G and K Salzmann-McDonald (2015). Contemporary soil-cement and rammed earth in South Africa. In Ciancio and Beckett (Eds) Rammed Earth Construction. Perth, Australia, 10-13 Feb.

Bosman, G and Steÿn, JJ (2014). Rethinking Contemporary Earth Construction for Housing. South African Housing Foundation (SAHF) International Conference. Affordable Housing Opportunities for Southern Africa. Cape Town, South Africa, 28 Sept-1 Oct.

Nel, JH and Bosman, G (2013). Exposing architecture students to vernacular concepts. In Correia et al. Vernacular heritage and earthen architecture - contributions for sustainable development. Paper presented at the CIAV 2013 Vernacular heritage and earthen architecture - contributors for sustainable architecture. Vila Nova De Cerveira, Portugal, 16-20 Oct.

Wessels, ZG and Bosman, G (2013). The city vernacular in South Africa. In Correia et al. Vernacular heritage and earthen architecture - contributions for sustainable development. Paper presented at the CIAV 2013 Vernacular heritage and earthen architecture - contributors for sustainable architecture. Vila Nova De Cerveira, Portugal, Portugal, 16-20 Oct

Bosman, G (2012). Local Building Cultures and Perceptions of Wall Building Materials: Influences on Vernacular Architecture in Rural Areas of Central South Africa. Paper presented at the CEAA/Centro de Estudos Arnaldo Araujo, Escola Superior Artistica do Porto (ESAP), Oporto, Portugal, 17-19 May.

Bosman, G and Van der Westhuizen, D (2012). An investigation of the impact of natural climate events on changes in attitudes toward traditional earth construction Paper presented at the Terra2012 11th International conference on the study and conservation of earthen architectural heritage, Lima, Peru, 22-27 Apr.

The Earth Unit's previous Achievements:
  • Hosted Workshop in Kimberley 1997 (25 people).
  • Lecture: Natal University school lecture 1997 (150 students).
  • Lecture: Free State University school lecture 1997 (85 students).
  • Lecture: Student congress, Bloemfontein 1997 (120 students).
  • Paper at FRD workshop, Johannesburg 27/08/1997.
  • Exhibition, Year for Science and Technology, Technikon Free State (now CUT), 1998 (684 children , 63 adults trained).
  • Lecture at Round Table in Cape Town, 1997
  • Lecture as part of a series of lectures and workshops at the Johannes Stegmann Art Gallery, UFS Campus (52 people).
  • Senior researchers to SANPAD research project: 'A South African Renaissance: Acceptability of sustainable, high-quality earth-constructed, public and private buildings to support sustainable local economic development'
  • Workshops attended:
    • Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands (December 2002).
    • Dissemination Workshop, Durban SA (May 2004).
    • Project Management, Durban, South Africa (October 2004).
    • Technical University of Eindhoven, the Netherlands (November 2004).
  • Paper at 'Earthen Architecture education in the world; current status and further action' CRATerre-EAG. Grenoble, France 3-5 Oct. 2001. Petria Smit. Sponsored by Getty Foundation, UNESCO, CRATerre-EAG, ICCROM.
  • Paper at 'YIZANI SAKHE'-Conference on Efficient and Cost-effective Community-based Educational Infrastructure Development and Management. Eastern Cape, 10-12 Oct. 2001, Gerhard Bosman. Sponsored by Department of International Development (DFID).

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