Technological trajectories from north to south

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The influences of immigrant Dutch-born architects, contractors, suppliers and educators who practiced in the Union of South Africa can still be noticed today. The overseas transference and translation of the technological trends of C20 Netherlands, however divergent, to southern Africa was further influenced by differences in climate, the availability of skill and labour or the lack thereof, available materials, and socio-political circumstances. This chapter explores the technological trajectories and their tangible results along themes of adaptation, daylighting, efficiency, labour, urgency, industrialisation, and innovation, and it concludes with the immaterial legacies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCommon ground / Dutch-South African architectural exchanges / 1902–61
EditorsNicholas Clarke, Roger Fisher, Marieke Kuipers
Place of PublicationVolendam
PublisherLM Publishers
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)9789460225338
Publication statusPublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes


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