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作者 Arsenault, Raymonde
書名 Living in transition: Articulating the in-between
國際標準書號 0612931978
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說明 74 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 43-02, page: 0337
Adviser: Christine Macy
Thesis (M.Arch.)--Dalhousie University (Canada), 2004
This thesis addresses the social and architectural issues of homelessness. More specifically, it deals with mothers who are largely disadvantaged, in personal distress, often dependent on alcohol or drugs, victims of substance abuse and homeless (i.e. who would otherwise be in shelters or living from place to place: friends, relatives, potentially abusive or dangerous partners, etc). This particular project deals with low to medium risk homeless mothers who are making a transition from supported living to independent and permanent housing in the city of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
The goal is to provide them with a safe, supportive and sometimes supervised environment where these mothers and their children can recover, stabilize their lifestyles, develop life and employment skills and to improve the reintegration of these mothers into the community in order to achieve independence within the community
The thesis question and architectural response will therefore involve a form of supportive, social housing and community development through an urban scheme. The architectural design will explore the redefinition of 'home' in a building type that would typically be considered to be 'institutional', the relationships between all realms (i.e. the private, public and semi-public, as well as between the individual, the mother and child, the household, etc.) and the idea of 'urban community'
School code: 0328
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 43-02
主題 Architecture
Sociology, Public and Social Welfare
Alt Author Dalhousie University (Canada)
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