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Housing project
This is Prachitee from Academy of arhichitecture-Prabhadevi.I want to do my thesis on different types of spaces and the user inhabiting it and responce of the user to that particular space.e.g. how spaces in slum areas differ from a any other L.I.G or M.I.G. housing settlement.and based on that study how a badly designed or dissorganised space can be turned into a systematic,organised colony and maintained for years within the income of people occupying it.i want to know what are the possible sites that i can see or refer to any particular architect's work.pz reply soon.
Prachitee Lad
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Housing project
Prachitee, I assume (guess) LIG means Low Income Group and MIG means Middle Income Group? I am not sure that an urban dwelling area that has been created by the very poor differs greatly from one created for a middle income group. Other than that the poor cannot pay for design by an architect, whereas, middle income people would expect an architect to create a sanatised (and souless) design.
Frank John Snelling
Housing project
hey thanx Frank,replying me.I undertood the difference now,and realised that wat LIg or MIG realy need.but then is it like a rehabilitation project which is carried out by SRA or any other rehabilitation scheme.because i realy dont want to get into that as slum rehabilitation is a vast process.and i would also like to know whether there is any difference between rehabiliting a particular settlement and redeveloping a settlement.kindly waitin for a reply.
Prachitee Lad
Housing project
Prachitee, Rehabilitate is a long word meaning `to make something able again`. Therefore "rehabilitating a settlement" usually means an evolutionary action to restore the economic, social and cultural systems for the benefit of the people within the settlement.

Whereas, the action of "redeveloping a settlement" tends to mean wholesale or revolutionary change and not always for the benefit of the people within the settlement.

To "evolutionary" and "revolutionary":-Evolutionary change is the rehabilitation of disused orchard is to locate and remove only the diseased or dead parts of the trees. Whereas, revolutionary change is to completely wipe out the existing orchard (the wholesale, unnecessessary removal of both bad parts and good parts) and replant.
Frank John Snelling
Housing project
Thanks prachite for appreciating technology.....and by the use of the site to chech on this pertinent issues or rather subjects in architecture.its actually my pleasure to inform you some projects in kenya(read nairobi) have actually embraced this concept and would ask you to search.....Mathare slums,Kibera with similar subjects i.e slum upgrading,low income.etc.am sure you will get enough data that will help you in you thesis worki.
all the best in your work.
Mwalyo Ndulu
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