Design 8

This module will study the issues and methods involved with the urban community and high-density housing. It will enable students to explore the forms and typologies of housing in high-dense cities and the methods that may be pursued in the design of these building types. Topics - The module examines the design issues connected with the urban context of Asian cities and the development of housing in Singapore, including public housing. It will include site investigation and analysis, urban design considerations and the design of appropriate housing types in response to the urban and social context. New concepts of dwelling in the city will be explored, and students have to demonstrate their ability to integrate urban, social and environmental factors into their housing proposals. Emphasis is also placed on the ability to resolve the relationship of public, community and private spaces in these developments.

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