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Economics are a social problem. Your professor is an idiot. Sep 4, 11 9: I am really excited to hear different opinions! I got some insight from people not in architecture. And thanks for the article!!. Glad you like the idea. Funny thing happened in the US though. Beginning in the '80's, a lot of municipalities passed laws practically banning such places.
Noone wants these types of places in their own background. Also worth considering is the line between short and long term stay - as legally defined.
I know in California they have strong tentant protection laws. They can't just kick you out for missing a rent check. To qualify you need to sign at least a one month lease. Thus, most long-term motels only do month less a day types of contracts. And they make you completely move out and move back in each month.
Your thesis will have a heavy political slant. All good architecture is political in nature, so don't be afraid. I'm glad you are enthusiastic to tackle such impossible issue. As you continue to explore this topic, it will change you as a person. If you want to be hardcore about it, I highly recommend seeking out the closest long-term motel to you and spending a month living there.
As long as they are not already booked up in advance for years. Sep 4, 11 2: I did my master's thesis on portable housing for migrant farm workers coming in from Mexico. Sep 5, 11 Sep 6, 11 He was a homeless person in Chicago that created a shelter underneath a drawbridge.
Not only did the shelter move whenever the bridge was raised, it also tapped into the bridges power supply, so that he could watch TV. It's kind of a fascinating example of a homeless person creating a home within the excess spaces of infrastructure.
It's obviously not a viable solution to homelessness, but it's an interesting example. If you want your project to tackle homelessness than you really need to frame it in economic and social terms.
What is currently done to address these problems in society? How would your project be better than the current methods? Always remember that building anything is an expensive proposition and it needs to be justified especially when you are dealing with homelessness, affordable housing and social programs.
You need to zero in on a specific set of problems. I think the long term motel is an interesting angle that could lead you in some interesting directions. Sep 6, 11 1: I loved the DIY aspect, but my professor haaaaated it Long story short, after some trial and error, I ended up going a different route.
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1. Gothic architecture might be an interesting and unusual topic for someone to write about. Most of the words thesis architectural issues they describe. Non-formal education for the language would have in the period was political science.
Top 30 Interesting Thesis Topics In Architecture. A thesis is the very last step in the completion of graduation. It offers an opportunity to the students to explore a particular issue relevant to the/5(48). The thesis supervisor or committee chair is listed in parenthesis after each document title.
(Current HTC and AKPIA students are in the people section.) Dissertations + Theses. For The Doctor of Philosophy in the History and Theory of Architecture or Art (PhD) degrees, the codes and meanings are: ch=htc-architecture.