Development of design & technology package for cost effective housing in Gujrat
Development of design and technology package for cost effective housing in Gujrat
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Purpose: Improve quality of life in rural areas through intervention of infrastructure and housing improvement. Provide methods of building better and cost-effective houses at a quicker pace. Devise strategies of withdrawing support to avoid dependency by the villagers on the program, while transferring skills and technology to facilitate self-administration. Procedure: List observations from field studies and available reports. Identify built form, building types, materials of construction, skilled labor and environmental conditions. Analyze space utilization patterns and structural efficiency of major systems and building types in selected villages. Assess the priorities and affordability of households of different economic classes. Summarize the problems and potentials. Recommendations: Strategies for improvements in housing and infrastructure. Develop a design and technology package for cost-effective housing to improve quality of life.
Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1996.Includes bibliographical references (p. 129).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology