Authors/Contributors

Jamie Goldstein

Document Type

Thesis, Senior

Publication Date

Spring 2012

Degree

B. ARCH

Keywords

defensible space, public housing, Allentown

Language

English

Disciplines

Architecture

Description/Abstract

"I contend that unsuccessful public housing projects have failed because the projects did not identify with the urban morphology and cultural context of the cities they were built in. They were only identified by attempting to house a maximum density of people and their basic needs of living at the minimum budget...

The goal of the project will be to design a housing type that applies the qualities of defensible space from the urban fabric, as well as considering the design decisions that caused other precedents of housing types to fail. This analysis will culminate with a home considered more successful by the resident and create a new public housing type that directly relates to all forms of the city context."

Additional Information

Advisors: Art McDonald / Tim Stenson

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