טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentKaana Shai
SubjectPrincipal Conflicts in the Three Dimentional Design of High
Density Habitat
DepartmentDepartment of Architecture and Town Planning
Supervisor Architect David Yanai (Deceased)


Abstract

This research takes part in the effort of developing the knowledge and the skills, necessary for the design of urban habitat, which aims to raise the habitat density, while preserving the habitat qualities. The research deals with the three dimensional design and It focuses on characterizing the main conflicts in the decisions-making process. The goal of the research is to contribute to a rationalization in the design process, by focusing on its main problems and on the way to resolve them, with maximal benefit and minimal investment.

    The research has two main types of products:
  1. A preliminary proposition for a design methodology based on the analysis of three main domains in the habitat environment: the building costs, the environment quality and the extent of the land use. The analysis of these domains, is based on the conversion of variables -dominant in the form defining process- into empirically measurable variables. The resulting layout of converted variables is proposed as a helping tool for the decisions-making process. This is a first step towards addressing the need for a rational design methodology, that uses the “minimum standards” definition. A definition which is the starting point for a design that aims at assessing and adopting the “highest habitat density”, appropriate for a given context.
  2. The second type of products is designed test cases, that examine the influence of the described variables, on the process of defining the three dimensional architectural composition. These test cases deal with the design of an habitat-type, that is a “building block” for an habitat environment, according to the research requirements. As a group, they propose a three dimensional alternative, to the conventional urban block, with a much higher density level.