Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

371

Date

2011

Date of Award

7-25-2011

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Architecture

Major

Architecture

Committee Chair

James F Williamson

Committee Member

Michael Chisamore

Committee Member

Tim Michael

Committee Member

Tom Marshall

Abstract

Can a prototype be developed that addresses the problem of people in need of housing while also addressing the issue of cost, sustainability, flexibility, and re-purposing blighted urban space? The objective of this thesis is to develop a modular, cost-effective housing solution that can be implemented utilizing existing infrastructure in urban spaces that are typically seen as unusable. A number of benefits can be gained by tapping into this existing resource: there is little to no cost of land; utilize existing structure for additional support; utilities currently running through the site are readily available; and an abundance of underutilized land/resources.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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