Housing at Uttara Model Town in Dhaka City
Analysis: The Individual House
Figure 8: Ground floor plan of the individual project
The units were specifically designed for tenants-the second generation Dhakaites who have already adopted nuclear family type with limited income but with modern values imposed by city living so that a compact layout would be welcomed as a fresh alternative to a over sized loosely laid out apartment. Affordability of such new generation urban tenants of mid income status was taken into account while fixing on the sizes of the apartment.
The rental part is necessary to pay-off HBFC loan and to sustain a healthy income in future other than govt. salary. The cost of the building is approx.8.7million taka. Only 29% was paid from loan and rest was shared between the father, his daughter and son-in-law.
Uttara-designed as a satellite town with the population being more of a commuter type, the provision for parking for cars was also given due consideration in the design layout.
Figure 9: Layout & distribution pattern- mixed units in sigle structure.
50% of the ground floor serves a garage space. Survey shows apartment without parking space attracts poor rent and often lie vacant in spite of availability of other modern amenities.
A comprehensive overview of actors involved in the housing sector in Bangladesh is portrayed in this. This is to show that urban dwellers