Title page for ETD etd-03072009-175750

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Tehan, George Joseph
Author's Email Address gtehan@hotmail.com
URN etd-03072009-175750
Title Esperanza - Village Building in Honduras
Degree Master of Architecture
Department Architecture
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Emmons, Paul F. Committee Chair
Holt, Jaan Committee Member
Piedmont-Palladino, Susan C. Committee Member
  • adobe
  • courtyard
  • passive cooling
  • self-build
  • low income
  • poor
  • village
  • housing
  • Tegucigalpa
  • Honduras
Date of Defense 2006-05-10
Availability unrestricted
There is a need to counteract economic injustice in the world. As an architect, as a creator, it is my responsibility to make the world a better place. I want to help people to help themselves by concentrating their efforts in a constructive way. I desire to create a prototypical solution for a village in an area with high unemployment and desperate poverty as a means to give work to people and to serve as an example for other groups of people wanting to do the same.

The site I've chosen to illustrate this concept of self-help housing is a 300 x 500 meter plateau in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.

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