A Mixed-use House and Its Ability to Support Selfreliant Lifestyle

Sirimas Hengrasmee, Sant Chansomsak


This paper is based on the research “The physical
potential of a row house and town house in Phitsanulok to
support a self-reliant lifestyle as guided by the Philosophy of
Sufficiency Economy”. The research surveyed and studied the
physical ability of row houses and town houses in urban areas.
Based on the series of former researches on self-reliant of several
types of existing houses, this research continues to study a mixeduse
building of row house and town house. The research actually
expects to get a result that shows low level of self-reliant in all
basic categories. However, not only surpluses can be found from
production in both energy and water for gardening, it has also
proven to be able to produce enough vegetable to comfortably
satisfy a family with two people on its available open areas. The
findings of this research put into focus the ability of a row house
and town house of being a great mixed-use building, not only for
living, working, but also producing life’s essentials as well.


Row House; Self-reliance; Mixed-use building

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