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

Martin Field, Sabine Coady Schaebitz

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaper

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 14 Nov 2014
EventIndustries of Architecture - School of Architecture, Newcastle University
Duration: 14 Nov 2014 → …

Conference

ConferenceIndustries of Architecture
Period14/11/14 → …

Keywords

  • Workshop presentation
  • aesthetics
  • housing retrofit

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