PHARM_STAD: Fieldworks for Somkhele
Master of Architecture
PHARM_STAD proposes a comprehensive planning strategy for the Somkhele community in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa as it grapples with volatile patterns of migration, HIV/AIDS infection, and economics. Synchronically and diachronically, PHARM_STAD harnesses the responsive and generative mechanisms of field cultures as a means of choreographing agricultural production, healthcare services and soccer schedules. These three forms of land occupation enable the site to evolve into a productive pharmaceutical farm and community stadium.