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  • 1. WHAT ISBIRMINGHAM HOUSE?
  • 2. MONOCULTURE
  • 3. MULTICULTURE
  • 4. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking
  • 5. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking explore potential for new lifestyles
  • 6. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking explore potential for new lifestyles fresh thinking
  • 7. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking explore potential for new lifestyles fresh thinkingpush the boundaries & introduce new standards
  • 8. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking explore potential for new lifestyles fresh thinkingpush the boundaries & introduce new standards distinct to Birmingham
  • 9. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality
  • 10. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity
  • 11. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity lifestyle
  • 12. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity lifestyle technological innovation
  • 13. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity lifestyle technological innovation environmental sustainability
  • 14. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity lifestyle technological innovation environmental sustainability management
  • 15. HOUSING STANDARDS
  • 16. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?
  • 17. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression
  • 18. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression withdrawal from the family
  • 19. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression withdrawal from the family sexually deviant behaviour
  • 20. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression withdrawal from the family sexually deviant behaviour psychological distress
  • 21. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression withdrawal from the family sexually deviant behaviour psychological distress physical illness
  • 22. Only ENGLAND & WALES have nominimum space standards for private housing. Allother European countries do.
  • 23. Only ENGLAND & WALES have nominimum space standards for private housing. Allother European countries do. Even Scotland does!
  • 24. Housing Manual (1949)
  • 25. The Parker Morris report (1961)
  • 26. Lifetime Homes standards (1991)
  • 27. The Housing Corporation (1993)
  • 28. The smallest average room size
  • 29. The smallest average room sizeThe smallest newly-built dwellings in Europe.
  • 30. The smallest average room sizeThe smallest newly-built dwellings in Europe.Becoming more condensed, with more rooms in the same space.
  • 31. The smallest average room sizeThe smallest newly-built dwellings in Europe.Becoming more condensed, with more rooms in the same space.Old houses roomy enough to adapt to lifestyles
  • 32. Britain, unlike the USA or most of Europe, uses the number of bedrooms, to define the size of ahome.But…
  • 33. Britain, unlike the USA or most of Europe, uses the number of bedrooms, to define the size of ahome.But… more bedrooms does not mean roomier!
  • 34. WHAT ABOUTBIRMINGHAM?
  • 35. Places For Living (2001)
  • 36. Places For Living (2001)Few numerical standards:Bedroom sizes in family accommodation:12.6 sq.m - first double bedroom10.26 sq.m - second double bedroom6.56 sq.m - single bedroomsOutdoor space sizes70 sq.m minimum garden size for family accommodation52 sq.m for 2 bed houses42 sq.m for 1 bed houses30 sq.m per unit for flats and other developments providing communal amenity space.
  • 37. WHAT DO WE EXPECT?
  • 38. SPACE ARRANGEMENT
  • 39. DESIGN VARIETY
  • 40. HOUSING TYPOLOGY/METHODOLOGY
  • 41. SPACE MANAGEMENT
  • 42. PEOPLE
  • 43. LITERATURE for further readings:Birmingham City Council, 2001, Supplementary Planning Guidance: Places for Living,BirminghamHATC, 2006, Housing Space Standards, Greater London Authority, LondonJoseph Rowntree Foundation, 1991, Life Time Homes Standards found athttp://www.lifetimehomes.org.ukNeufert, E., 2000, Architects data, Blackwell Science, OxfordParker Morris Report, 1961, Homes for today & tomorrow, H.M.S.O., London