5 The Research

Figure 3: Our Research Approach


Hand drawn image representing a research approach between the two disciplines of SSW and Architectural Technology. Two circles point to one larger circle and that circle moves to the word 'work' and 'theoretical framework' and 'research creation'


In approaching this research from the two very different disciplines of Architecture and Community Studies, we quickly realized that although our typical data sources are different (one being grounded in building science and the other in personal narratives and experiences), the goal of understanding how to further the cause of intentional design to create supportive and dignified housing was a shared one. Our collective interest in people and space was the foundation of this exploratory work and will a primary axis on which further research will be conducted.