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Birmingham house launch presentation

  1. 1. WHAT ISBIRMINGHAM HOUSE?
  2. 2. MONOCULTURE
  3. 3. MULTICULTURE
  4. 4. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking
  5. 5. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking explore potential for new lifestyles
  6. 6. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking explore potential for new lifestyles fresh thinking
  7. 7. THE BIRMINGHAM HOUSEchallenge the traditional and outmoded thinking explore potential for new lifestyles fresh thinkingpush the boundaries & introduce new standards
  8. 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. 9. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality
  10. 10. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity
  11. 11. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity lifestyle
  12. 12. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity lifestyle technological innovation
  13. 13. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity lifestyle technological innovation environmental sustainability
  14. 14. NEW STANDARDS TO CHALLENGE: design quality diversity lifestyle technological innovation environmental sustainability management
  15. 15. HOUSING STANDARDS
  16. 16. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?
  17. 17. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression
  18. 18. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression withdrawal from the family
  19. 19. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression withdrawal from the family sexually deviant behaviour
  20. 20. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression withdrawal from the family sexually deviant behaviour psychological distress
  21. 21. WHY IS SPACE IMPORTANT?TO diminish THE POTENTIAL FOR : interpersonal aggression withdrawal from the family sexually deviant behaviour psychological distress physical illness
  22. 22. Only ENGLAND & WALES have nominimum space standards for private housing. Allother European countries do.
  23. 23. Only ENGLAND & WALES have nominimum space standards for private housing. Allother European countries do. Even Scotland does!
  24. 24. Housing Manual (1949)
  25. 25. The Parker Morris report (1961)
  26. 26. Lifetime Homes standards (1991)
  27. 27. The Housing Corporation (1993)
  28. 28. The smallest average room size
  29. 29. The smallest average room sizeThe smallest newly-built dwellings in Europe.
  30. 30. The smallest average room sizeThe smallest newly-built dwellings in Europe.Becoming more condensed, with more rooms in the same space.
  31. 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. 32. Britain, unlike the USA or most of Europe, uses the number of bedrooms, to define the size of ahome.But…
  33. 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. 34. WHAT ABOUTBIRMINGHAM?
  35. 35. Places For Living (2001)
  36. 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. 37. WHAT DO WE EXPECT?
  38. 38. SPACE ARRANGEMENT
  39. 39. DESIGN VARIETY
  40. 40. HOUSING TYPOLOGY/METHODOLOGY
  41. 41. SPACE MANAGEMENT
  42. 42. PEOPLE
  43. 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

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