Conserving housing form : growth potential of a low density residential neighborhood
Author(s)Casentini, Stephen Albert
Growth potential of a low density residential neighborhood
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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This study explores the potential of a low density residential neighborhood to accommodate increases in its unit density (number of households), while promoting the continued use or reuse of the existing housing stock. the process of increasing unit density in an existing tissue will be called consolidation. Several types and scales of consolidation are projected into a "suburban" block located in Newton, MA, for quantitative and qualitative analysis. The information gathered is then used to help formulate a set of consolidation standards and principles for this particular block type. Several site plans are drawn using the standards as a method for assessing their ability to generate consolidation which is harmonious with the existing housing environment.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1983.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCHIncludes bibliographical references (p. 109).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology