Person, place & privacy : dwellings for denser neighborhoods
Author(s)Heidel, Deborah Lee
Person, place and privacy : dwellings for denser neighborhoods
Appropriate housing for the consolidated neighborhood
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
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This thesis began with the attitude that American suburban neighborhoods have some positive qualities. However, the character of these neighborhoods is changing; it is no longer economically feasible for each family to own its own home, and increasing awareness of land conservation is causing neighborhoods to consolidate. As these neighborhoods become denser it is important that they retain their original character. This thesis is a design exploration for a denser housing prototype on a vacant block in Inman Park, one of Atlanta's original suburbs, which was built at the turn-of-the-century. The attempt was to retain the character of the neighborhood at the street , while adding density to the interior parts of the site. A cluster prototype was developed using the scale and character of the existing buildings. Public access through the site, relationships between the outdoor spaces and their public or private nature, and relationships between open spaces all became important aspects in the- design process.
Thesis (M. Arch.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1984.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Includes bibliographical references (p. 99).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology