Architecture, Housing, Urbanity, Responsive Housing
This project hopes to create a new outlook on the future of housing design. Ray Forrest wrote, “The pace of demographic change need not be that dynamic to outpace the capacity of markets or states to provide appropriate dwellings in appropriate locations. […] Dwelling placement or adaptation is always likely to lag.” The preceding statement reflects the belief that housing is static and rigid, and that dwelling replacement or major structural adaptation is necessary to accommodate a continually evolving population. On the contrary, responsive housing can release significant pressure on housing systems by anticipating change and providing a lower cost alternative. The development of mixed-household dwellings leads to increased socio-economic diversity, thus increasing the potential for healthy, vibrant communities.
Sousa, Mark, "HOUSING INDETERMINACY: Responsive Design for Diverse and Changing Households" (2013). Architecture Senior Theses. 175.
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