06. Is the design specific to the scheme?  <ul><li>Originated from a need to avoid ‘anywhere’ estates </li></ul><ul><li>Ab...
…… specific to the site……..
06. Is the design specific to the scheme?  <ul><li>Not just about architecture and buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Spaces, str...
08. Does the scheme feel like a place with a distinctive character?  <ul><li>Iconic with a small ‘i’ (distinctive, unique,...
… Distinctive spaces……
………… .Bespoke details….
08. Does the scheme feel like a place with a distinctive character? <ul><li>Unique spaces, architecture, landscape……. </li...
Specific to scheme (site) and and feels like a place with a distinctive character?
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Presentation from the 1st Building For Life assessors network meeting in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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BFL - Ciaran Regan

  1. 1. 06. Is the design specific to the scheme? <ul><li>Originated from a need to avoid ‘anywhere’ estates </li></ul><ul><li>About designing in context </li></ul><ul><li>‘ Is the scheme specific to the site?’ </li></ul><ul><li>Is the local character preserved or enhanced? </li></ul>
  2. 2. …… specific to the site……..
  3. 3. 06. Is the design specific to the scheme? <ul><li>Not just about architecture and buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Spaces, streets, landscape, topography, existing buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence: PPS3, conservation area appraisals, local character study, site (SWOT) analysis, design brief </li></ul>
  4. 4. 08. Does the scheme feel like a place with a distinctive character? <ul><li>Iconic with a small ‘i’ (distinctive, unique, memorable) </li></ul><ul><li>Usually a score for Q.8 is preceded by a score for Q.6 </li></ul><ul><li>More likely to be achieved with non-standard house types but can’t rely on architecture alone </li></ul>
  5. 5. … Distinctive spaces……
  6. 6. ………… .Bespoke details….
  7. 7. 08. Does the scheme feel like a place with a distinctive character? <ul><li>Unique spaces, architecture, landscape……. </li></ul><ul><li>And community (not just visual) </li></ul><ul><li>A good guide is finding the bespoke in little details </li></ul><ul><li>Harder to ascertain at pre-planning stage? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Specific to scheme (site) and and feels like a place with a distinctive character?

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