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Searching for Sustainable Housing solution for the Displaced People


Medium: journal article
Language(s): English
Published in: International Journal of Architecture Engineering and Construction, , n. 1, v. 10
Page(s): 1-19
DOI: 10.7492/ijaec.2021.002

Bangladesh is suffering from acquitting riverbank erosion, which forces millions of her population to be displaced from their place of origin. In many developed nations, housing for such a population is a common practice. Such a settlement offers protection and sometimes establishes livelihoods for the victims of river erosion. The present study is an academic exercise to find out some practical solutions for housing for people who are displaced due to river erosion. It was divided into two parts where the first part was studying through a survey on three different localities of Bangladesh, and the second part was an architectural design exercise with a hypothetical site at the context in the same locations that were surveyed in the first part. Unique findings came out from three syntheses through a design exercise by undergraduate level students. Findings show the possibilities of designing sustainable solutions in spatial distribution, construction, socio-cultural, as well as the physical environment. The study has significant implications for the sustainable and environment-friendly framework to develop housing for disaster-prone areas.

sustainable housing rural settlement displaced people river erosion design exercise
Structurae cannot make the full text of this publication available at this time. The full text can be accessed through the publisher via the DOI: 10.7492/ijaec.2021.002.
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