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Author Khan, Tareef Hayat (Architect)

Title Living with transformation : self-built housing in the city of Dhaka / Tareef Hayat Khan
Published Cham ; New York : Springer, [2014]
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Description 1 online resource
Series SpringerBriefs in geography, 2211-4165
SpringerBriefs in geography.
Contents Introduction -- Self-built houses (SBH) and city of Dhaka -- Spontaneous Transformation (ST), an integral phenomenon of SBH -- Structural analysis of ST in SBH in Dhaka: The explicit physical patterns -- Embedded explicit reasons behind ST -- Implicit Values behind ST -- Conclusion
Summary This book describes and analyzes the phenomenon of spontaneous transformation in self-built houses in the context of developing countries. After describing briefly the history of self-built houses and the phenomenon of transformation around the world, it focuses on its context, the city of Dhaka. Firstly it describes the physical patterns of spontaneous transformation. Then it explains the explicit reasons behind those transformations. Finally, it carefully unveils the implicit values that are hidden behind those explicit reasons. The entire book is an ethnographic journey, which not only expresses unique stories of living with transformation, but also captivates the reader throughout with its compelling way of qualitative judgment
Analysis Geography
Regional planning
Building construction
Landscape/Regional and Urban Planning
Building Repair and Maintenance
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed July 31, 2013)
Print version record
Subject Dwellings -- Bangladesh -- Dhaka.
Architecture, Domestic -- Bangladesh -- Dhaka.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1299859062
3319007203 (electronic bk.)
9783319007205 (electronic bk.)