Informality as Filter
Landscape Architecture Design Studio
HARVARD UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL OF DESIGN
Supervisor: Niall Kirkwood, Professor of Landscape Architecture and Technology, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Kotchakorn Voraakhom, Design Critic
Authors: Tina (Yun Ting) Tsai
This progect aims to redefine Bangkok in formal settlements as a means to tackle urban sanitary and flooding problems. The study site -- Khlong Toei Community is the largest complex of Bangkok in formal settlement and his currently facing issues suckas population density, lack of accessibility to drinking water and eviction from Port Authority of Thailand (PAT). Instead of massive relocation, the intervention of a new land sharing plan that improves water supply and self-help food production will propel "in-depth tourism" that preserves local culture and "the right to stay with mutual benefits" between the city government and local residents.