A study of environmental semiotics in the production of a mixed-income housing complex
Hall, Kelvin Brian
Master of Architecture thesis
Our present society does not actively promote ideas of segregation. We all confront one another at some point in time, regardless of race, sex, or financial status. However, the majority of designs for today's housing complexes does not reflect the balance of the societal structure. Residential segregation is plentiful. By disregarding present-day norms, and by analyzing different housing typologies with various densities and income statuses, a synthesis of ideas will produce a more financially-diverse housing complex. The concepts of private and public space, territory, boundary, extension, and interaction suggest spatial situations that will enhance the entire site in terms of design to maximize security, identity, and neighborly friendliness.