Houses in Transformation

Search for the Implicit Reasons

  • Tareef Hayat Khan

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Geography book series (BRIEFSGEOGRAPHY)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 57-58

About this book


This book analyzes the reasons of spontaneous transformation in self-built houses in the context of developing countries. Recognizing Housing Transformation as a natural phenomenon, the book focuses on self-built houses in the city of Dhaka. Firstly, it explains the explicit reasons behind spontaneous housing transformations. Then the book carefully unveils the implicit values that are hidden behind those explicit reasons. The entire book is an ethnographic journey, which expresses unique stories behind houses in transformation.


Building Regulations Dhaka City Ethnography Habitual Practice Self-built Houses Spontaneous Transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Tareef Hayat Khan
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  1. 1.Department of Architecture Faculty of Built EnvironmentUniversiti Teknologi MalaysiaSkudaiMalaysia

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