Date of Award
Master of Architecture
James F Williamson
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.
dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.
Hall, Heather Elizabeth, "Under The Overpass" (2011). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 285.