Models of social housing in post-war SyriaStasha Jovanovikj
, 2018, master's thesis
Civil war in Syria could be acknowledged as one of the greatest catastrophes of the 21st century, as it had a massive impact, even on a global scale. An abundant number of victims, large cities turned into ruins, 11 million people left without a home, and 5.6 million people who fled the country are just one piece of the Syria problem puzzle. The main issue that we are inquiring into is the housing problem of the people of Syria, especially those with lower social standing, without a home or a safe haven.
Culture, tradition, and climate are crucial factors in designing models for residential architecture. These housing models have to be flexible and, with an optimal scale, offer an exceptional value for adjusting according to individual needs. In this thesis we propose a modular system for family houses and residential apartment buildings. In order to meet different needs and to respond to different site conditions in chosen locations, we present different housing models in various shapes, sizes, and functions. These can be implemented in any neighborhood design, which is presented through an example of building and rebuilding in the old city center.
Keywords: post-war architecture, modular architecture, urban design, urban regeneration, Syria
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