Sustainable aspecrs of the historic bungalow
Cody, Ellen Dickson
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This thesis examines the sustainable aspects of the historic bungalow house type. A through exploration of the origins and definition of the bungalow form as well as its relationship to the Arts and Crafts movement resulted in a compilation of the of the design characteristics which make a historic bungalow unique. A three fold approach to defining sustainability examines the social, economic and environmental components of residential design. Utilizing these components the characteristics of the historic bungalow are analyzed to determine if the building type is sustainable. A case study in which the Chicago bungalow used as an example of bungalow design and is examined for sustainable characteristics showed that the bungalow does possess the necessary qualification to be defined as a sustainable type of architecture.