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Lecture in AIA, SF by Sandya Sood, 1 December 2009 noon to 1pmMui Ho - Nov 23, 2009 11:27AM
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2009 at NOON to 1 pm
AIA San Francisco
130 Sutter Street, Suite 600 San Francisco
‘INTERGENERATIONAL HOUSING- Cluster Courtyard’
By Sandhya Sood
An intergenerational way of dwelling need not be provided on a house by house basis but rather as a sustainable framework of open spaces woven into the built fabric. Using the principles of New Urbanism and low energy vernacular architecture, the proposed design explores the potential of streets and courtyards as connectors and separators integrated with house form. The versatile structure of the ‘cluster module’ as a prototypical neighborhood unit allows spatial transformation through assembly and axial placement, establishing a formal organizational pattern. This methodology facilitates an organic typology of diverse house types and sizes supporting an intergenerational community.