The case study focuses on the coastal communities of Puerto Princesa in Palawan Province, Philippines. This selection is based on the following parameters: first, the community is primarily a low-income 1 informal settlement occupying the coasts of Puerto Princesa Bay, with a large percentage built farther onto the bay; 2 it has a large population with the present number of households close to 3,; 3 the attempt of the local government to relocate the community was unsuccessful, hence incremental upgrading was implemented. Interventions included the provision of services such as access to water supply and electricity, the provision of communal toilets and the collection of garbage. Despite the availability of these services, sanitation and environmental problems are still prevalent in the community. This chapter provides a background on the coastal communities of Puerto Princesa.
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The project consisted of a case study to be done on a housing project. From the case study, I determined the housing typology, programmatic elements, circulation and unit adjacency and layout, by recreating plans, sections and axonometric drawings, and a sectional model. The purpose of the project was to better understand housing typology and unit adjacency within a housing project and determine the pros and cons of the project and apply it to our own housing design. The project pushed a progressive change in housing, moving from family housing to collective communal housing. This avant-garde type of architecture wanted to promote a socialist way a living, by emphasizing people to occupy public places rather than being withheld to their individual households. The intent of the design was to reduce the size of an individual apartment unit and promote a communal style of living.
Procurement trial case study: social housing refurbishment
Traditionally, architects have contributed little to housing for the Third World urban poor. Those who opt to work for the poor need to rethink their roles; the numbers are overwhelming, the issues complex, and resources very limited. One solution is to use land as a resource to produce housing for the poor, by allowing them access to it to build their homes. A study was conducted of such initiatives, in particular, a case in India: the Aranya Township completed in and considered a model project. To help determine the project's success, we analyzed the consolidation of homes, the use of open spaces and compared the appropriateness of design to occupants' lifestyles, using video, photographs and drawings.
We are currently in Beta version and updating this search on a regular basis. The City-owned site provides over , square feet of land for affordable housing , community amenities and other improvements as part of the island's mixed-use development. The competition asks architects and landscape architects to imagine "appealing and sustainable" models of low-rise, multi-unit housing.