Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/230841
Title: LIVING BELOW GROUND ZERO
Authors: CHEW PEI SHAN JOLENE
Issue Date: 2005
Citation: CHEW PEI SHAN JOLENE (2005). LIVING BELOW GROUND ZERO. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Locally, the lack of desirable housing land space has led to residential buildings gradually going sky-high. Whilst the alternative of going underground is viable and popular in other countries, the idea of residing underground is still an atypical concept in Singapore. This study has been done with the aim of discovering the possibility of carrying out belowground housing developments in Singapore through accessing local ground conditions and determining the existence of supply and demand for underground houses. Advanced design and build techniques have allowed for successful deep ground excavations and are useful in constructing underground buildings. A survey was conducted in order to solicit community responses towards the idea of living underground; and interviews with developers to understand their views on developing underground residences. It was found that this concept of living belowground is well received and the presence of demand for and supply of such developments further affirm the possibility of living underground. However the success of underground developments is not yet assured, mainly due to monetarily reasons from both the demand and supply aspects.
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/230841
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