Collective Land: Community-driven Housing in Bangkok

Witthawat Prabhasawat:

The thesis examines community housing-driven programmes in the context of Bangkok, which offers cooperative housing development within the extreme conditions of privatisation. With the collective ownership, it redefines the concept of ownership, which significantly affects a range of factors concerning housing development, from investment models, land uses, programme requirements, to management, etc. Also, the cooperative housing programme in Bangkok redefines the relationship between property and housing development, since housing development can take place through negotiation between stakeholders. Considering a specific cooperative housing programme, the study in this thesis presents a strategy of collaborative development with a different framework of ownership for a cooperative programme in wider contexts. A focus of this thesis is the development process for the community-driven housing programme, as it offers forms of negotiation between communities and landowners. It proposes the community-driven housing process to benefit low-income people in Bangkok. As such, the emerging conditions of mixed ownership from cooperative programmes impact different aspects of the development process, such as investment model, programme requirements, management.

Transparent wall as Threshold.
Mesh wall as Threshold.
Solid Wall as Threshold.
1st proposed site – Public housing and cooperative development on public land.


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