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Authors: WU YUMEI
Keywords: Architecture
Design Track
Davisi Boontharm
Adaptive reuse
Limitation and flexibility
Tube house
2010/2011 DT
Issue Date: 21-Jun-2011
Citation: WU YUMEI (2011-06-21). ADAPTIVE TUBE HOUSE. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: “Over the next 25 years, Asia’s urban population will grow by around 70% to more than 2.6 billion people. An additional billion people will have urban habitats. This transformation will involve major change for Asian societies with new forms of housing, employment, consumption, and social interaction for individuals and communities.” These comments by Dr. Nguyen To Lang, Dean of the Faculty of Urban Management, Hanoi Architectural University1, illustrate urbanization issues that many Asia countries are gripping with. The heart of this dissertation posits itself in Vietnam, where such urbanization issues are being manifested. With currently less than 30% of the population living in urban areas, this same figure of urban population is expected to double over the next 25 years. Vietnam has a highly centralized development planning, based largely on eastern European ideas grounded in planned economies and physical master planning. Therefore, the city of Hanoi is constantly experiencing a growth of population and the traditional form of dwelling began to change and readapt itself with readily materials and creative ways to accommodate the rising population and to keep up with the economy. This dissertation will study the phenomenon of such transformation in the typology of tube houses in Vietnam. Being a traditional form of dwelling typology, it has transform to the changing demands of consumers, accommodating to the ever‐changing economy market and the growing family members. The dissertation will evaluate the current situation of the different degree of changes made to the tube houses, to investigate into how the Vietnamese overcome the issues of urbanization with their ability to “Bricolage” with their creativity, knowledge and resources, as well as their flexibility to adapt to the limitations such as spatial limitation and economic limitation.
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