Dwelling and Belonging: Government Housing Rooted in Place

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Creator: 

Craig, Tasia

Date: 

2022

Abstract: 

This thesis explores how a strong sense of identity can be woven into the current government housing model in Halifax, Nova Scotia. By drawing on studies of affordable housing and theories of place and belonging the thesis asserts that place driven design can combat the uniformity, lack of specificity, and lack of key services and amenities that plague government housing practices. A design rooted in place and identity is suggested for the housing project of Demetreous Lane in Halifax's Dartmouth North. The housing development is critically adapted through a combination of interventions in existing units and additions and improvements on the site. This thesis asserts that through small scale interventions a greater level of connection to site and place can be achieved that will enrich the lives of its residents.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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