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The market impact of architectural design solutions for housing retrofit in the UK

Field, M. and Coady Schaebitz, S. (2014) The market impact of architectural design solutions for housing retrofit in the UK. Paper presented to: Industries of Architecture, School of Architecture, Newcastle University, 2014-11-14.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract: This presentation notes the design ambiguities that surround housing retrofit in the UK. "Retrofit Revealed", TSB, p.28, noted “Local planning was an obstacle for many projects … lack of consistency in decision-making, uncertainty over what is permitted development, and the time and resources needed to secure planning permission presented challenges”. UK history of constant property renewal and renovation does not show strong focus on aesthetics. The slides highlight issues concerning how people in the UK are perhaps too used to poorly performing properties - more high quality examples can help people become more discerning and demanding. Innovative technological design does not, however, go hand in hand with architectural aesthetics, and there is an undeveloped appreciation for modern aesthetics that retrofit could help to foster.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Workshop presentation, aesthetics, housing retrofit
Creators: Field, Martin and Coady Schaebitz, Sabine
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Research Centres > Centre for Health Sciences and Services
Research Centres > Centre for Psychology and Social Sciences
Date: 14 November 2014
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Industries of Architecture
Event Title: Industries of Architecture
Event Dates: 2014-11-14
Event Location: School of Architecture, Newcastle University
Event Type: Other
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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