The beads make the string: How the input of individual stakeholders can improve the quality of public space


This project is part of RMIT studio "Transforming Housing Heritage" and focusses on the Vogelbuurt in Carnisse, Rotterdam Zuid, a "problem area" consisting of portiek dwellings mostly owned by private owners. The title "the beads make the string - how the input of individual stakeholders can improve the quality of public space" already gives away my focus of research and design. More specifically, I proposed a design for the conversion of public space so that individual stakeholders can all contribute, with little interventions in this new designed public space, to increase the quality of public space in their neighbourhood as a whole. Because social contacts in a neighbourhood mostly take place within this public space, I also focussed on interventions that extend the private realm into the public realm and came up with a strategy to implement the design. A large part of my design is the infill of transition zones with dwelling extensions. These extensions I worked out in detail. A more elaborate summary is included in my graduation report.RMITArchitectureArchitecture and The Built Environmen

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