Towards Affordable And Sustainable Housing For Middle and Low Income Citizens of Riyadh
Algassim, Hesham Mohammd A.
Savannah, Ga. : Savannah College of Art and Design
Thesis (M.Arch.) -- Architecture
Savannah College of Art and Design -- Department of Architecture
Includes bibliographical references (p.440-441).
This thesis focuses on the cost and quality differences between black market services and professional architectural services in the construction of new housing in the city of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. It also serves to raise awareness of these issues within society by providing tools that can help those who wish to build a home. The primary focus of the research is to show the large differences in cost between both black market and professional service providers, with the aim to study both costly and inexpensive practices in today architecture practices and find ways to highlight them. Once these practices have been described, methods and tools are also discussed in order to provide both professionals and non-professionals ways to construct more affordable and sustainable housing that meets the unique needs of Riyadh’s rapidly growing population.
CHAIR: Munilla, Fernando
PDF: 441 p. : ill
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