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Post-Earthquake Housing Recovery In Bachhau, India: The Homeowner, The Renter, And The Squatter, Anuradha Mukherji Nov 2010

Post-Earthquake Housing Recovery In Bachhau, India: The Homeowner, The Renter, And The Squatter, Anuradha Mukherji

Anuradha Mukherji

This paper looks at post-earthquake housing recovery in Bachhau, a town close to the epicenter of the 2001 Gujarat earthquake in western India. This research examines the difference in housing recovery outcomes among homeowners, squatters, and renters in Bachhau, in order to understand why single-family homeowners and squatters were able to rebuild and improve their housing conditions whereas low-income renters continued to struggle toward housing recovery. This paper shows that communities in Bachhau did not have the resources or capacities to rebuild themselves and that appropriate public assistance was critical for housing recovery. While public assistance was mainly targeted to ...


Micro_Casa, Amanda Jones Oct 2010

Micro_Casa, Amanda Jones

Architecture Senior Theses

"Neighborhoods with block after block of monolithic homes, which can be seen as far as the eye can see, are constructed by large conglomerate companies whose goal is to create the largest number of homes in the smallest area in order to achieve the largest amount of profit... The question becomes, what can we learn from this intensive use of space and how can it inform a design project that attempts to intensify use of space in the existing footprint of these communities in an intensification of uses that is informed by the informal relationships that already exist."


Urban Stitch: Reinventing Housing In The Globalized Urban Realm For Chinese Migrant Workers, Jennifer Hoi Ling Ha Oct 2010

Urban Stitch: Reinventing Housing In The Globalized Urban Realm For Chinese Migrant Workers, Jennifer Hoi Ling Ha

Architecture Thesis Prep

"This thesis contends that architecture can reclaim individual and community expression within the globalized urban realm through the integration of unique programs in a live/work community environment."


Conspicuous Space: Parking Lot Suburbanism, Ian Nicholson Apr 2010

Conspicuous Space: Parking Lot Suburbanism, Ian Nicholson

Architecture Senior Theses

"Locating neighborhoods of housing in currently underutilized surface parking lots which serve successful commercial shopping centers and big box stores can synergistically improve the American suburb by allowing opportunities to maintain the suburban idea (rugged individualism, privacy, and mobility) while mitigating its problems (automobiles dependence, distance, and isolation)."


Invasive Ruins, Carey R. Walker Apr 2010

Invasive Ruins, Carey R. Walker

Architecture Senior Theses

"The purpose of this thesis is to search for a way in which architecture can become a tool used to create a new definition for age-value and historic-value. Instead of proposing an architecture typology that will exist and be admired 'forever', the proposal becomes a suggestion of ruin; to allow the new building language to age over time alongside with its natural site."


Urban Stitch: Reinventing Housing In The Globalized Urban Realm For Chinese Migrant Workers, Jennifer Hoi Ling Ha Jan 2010

Urban Stitch: Reinventing Housing In The Globalized Urban Realm For Chinese Migrant Workers, Jennifer Hoi Ling Ha

Architecture Senior Theses

"This thesis contends that architecture can reclaim individual and community expression within the globalized urban realm through the integration of unique programs in a live/work community environment."


Adaptive Housing: Transformation And Growth In The Urban Environment, Kevin Mowatt Jan 2010

Adaptive Housing: Transformation And Growth In The Urban Environment, Kevin Mowatt

Architecture Theses

The proposal for an adaptive housing project and its chosen location arose from two obstacles that all modern cities and the world as a whole, face. The urban environment is revered for its cultural amalgam of people and wide range of demographics; however with this density and diversity comes a shortage of one type or another of commodious housing. Additionally and consequentially, the city must expand and build new buildings, leaving older, unsuitable building vacant. An adaptive architecture would allow families to grow and demographics to shift within the established community, all the while reinvigorating that second obstacle the city ...


Creating Community: Mixed Use Development In New Bedford, Ma, Matthew J.B. Cate Jan 2010

Creating Community: Mixed Use Development In New Bedford, Ma, Matthew J.B. Cate

Architecture Theses

In creating a new type of community for New Bedford, MA, there was an awareness of both the existing community, context, and people, while realizing a need for change. The design uses the concept of adapting the existing density into two modes. First, merging the existing residential fabric and merging it with a public program including both commercial and retail development. Second, focusing that new typology into a smaller more refi ned space, while creating new public areas for communal enjoyment and development. Creating such an idea of living takes the existing unused exterior spaces allotted to the typical housing ...


Managing An Unstable Housing Market, Brendan Williams, Brian Hughes, Declan Redmond Jan 2010

Managing An Unstable Housing Market, Brendan Williams, Brian Hughes, Declan Redmond

Articles

Abstract
In this paper it is intended to place the recent experience of the Irish housing market in the context of economic and property market cycles, how these interact over a property cycle and lessons from recent policy experience including interventions in the housing area. In spatial terms the current
housing market can be seen as the result of an ad-hoc development led urban growth pattern which contributed to a dispersed development pattern with problems in oversupply. It is clear that alternative options exist to this approach and that evidence based management systems in terms of planning, development and financial ...


The Local History Of An International Type: The Structural Panel Building In Czechoslovakia, Kimberly Elman Zarecor Jan 2010

The Local History Of An International Type: The Structural Panel Building In Czechoslovakia, Kimberly Elman Zarecor

Architecture Publications

Focusing on the state-run system of architectural offices as a mediator between politics and practice, this article considers how the 1948 Communist Party takeover of Czechoslovakia affected architectural practice and the establishment of housing types in the early 1950s. The legacy of a strong local construction industry before 1948 was critical to these developments. At the new Institute of Prefabricated Buildings, created in 1952, architects and engineers continued earlier research on prefabricated construction technologies. Through this work, the Czechoslovak government and its architectural administration soon concluded that its best long-term option for solving the country's housing crisis was the ...


Bridging The Gap Between Planning And Architecture: A Closer Look At Design Collaboration, Kelsey Jo Klein Jan 2010

Bridging The Gap Between Planning And Architecture: A Closer Look At Design Collaboration, Kelsey Jo Klein

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

The two fields of Community Planning and Architecture have separately been dealing with the dilemma of suitable housing for many years; each have implemented projects and policies designed to improve conditions, some succeeded but for the most part, most failed. In today's world, integration is the key to moving forward; disciplines need to work together, instead of separately, to solve our housing problems. After many failed housing projects and policies, we have learned that the problems can not be solved by one person, or even one entity. It is for these reasons; I believe the two professions of Planning ...


Chawls: Analysis Of A Middle Class Housing Type In Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar Jan 2010

Chawls: Analysis Of A Middle Class Housing Type In Mumbai, India, Priyanka N. Karandikar

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

This thesis documents and analyzes a building-type called chawl in Mumbai, India. Typically occupied by middle class residents, chawls provide access to a range of services and, most importantly, a social support-system that makes life easier in contemporary Mumbai. The research examines how chawls developed within the urban context of Mumbai and how they contribute to the social and cultural lives of their residents. Research methods include a literature review of books, journals, newspaper articles as well as pictographic record and interviews with residents living in the two case study chawls. The analysis shows that a dense social-network between the ...