Transformation of single-family housing

APA Arkansas Chapter


Thursday, April 3, 2014
3:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. CDT

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The transformation of single-family housing developments will likely be a great challenge in the decades ahead. Nimble and adaptive models and cases for single-family housing transformations could prove helpful to those engaged in these challenges. Within this toolkit of adaptive solutions, the informal settlement is seen as a potential example for such transformations. This presentation evaluates and details generative development processes and resultant forms in Istanbul informal settlements. These informal settlements’ development processes are then presented in terms of how they might inform and be adapted for flexible planning and development in Arkansas. This case provides a modern example of single-family housing transformation and succession that allows for resident adaptations over time. These informal, generative development processes increase density, multi-functionality and mixed uses. Perhaps most importantly, this sort of generative development can provide places of community where people feel mutual respect, support and ability to act freely.