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Houses in Transformation

Search for the Implicit Reasons

Khan, Tareef Hayat

2014, XIII, 58 p. 35 illus., 13 illus. in color.

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  • Provides a new perspective to look at the houses we live in
  • Enlightens the impact of implicit socio-cultural values on housing decisions
  • Includes distinct themes on the reasons behind housing transformation
This book analyzes the reasons of spontaneous transformation in self-built houses in the context of developing countries. Recognizing Housing Transformation as a natural phenomenon, the book focuses on self-built houses in the city of Dhaka. Firstly, it explains the explicit reasons behind spontaneous housing transformations. Then the book carefully unveils the implicit values that are hidden behind those explicit reasons. The entire book is an ethnographic journey, which expresses unique stories behind houses in transformation.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Building Regulations - Dhaka City - Ethnography - Habitual Practice - Self-built Houses - Spontaneous Transformation

Related subjects » Geography - Personality & Social Psychology

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