A new space type for multi-story housing : a support design with sectional variations
Multi-story housing, A new space type for
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture.
N. John Habraken.
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The focus of this study is the variety of space height in a dwelling unit of multi-story housing. This thesis introduces a new space type, named as 'stepped-level' type. The idea of stepped-level type came from the fact that a dwelling is normally composed of two bays. The multi-story housing of the stepped-level type can have spaces of different heights in a unit of the dwellings. The floor heights of the stepped-level type can be chosen by the designers without any design constraints. I propose a method to design with this type and give some support designs as an example. The role & place of this 'space type' in architectural design process is discussed in Chapter 3. The characteristics of this type are revealed by comparing two relative groups of space types in Chapter 4. The way of making the stepped-level type and its tools are described in Chapter 5. Support designs of stepped-level are illustrated in Chapter 6.
Thesis (M.S.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 1987.MICROFICHE COPY AVAILABLE IN ARCHIVES AND ROTCH.Includes bibliographical references (leaves 87-89).
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