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Community Architecture
Community Architecture
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Community Architecture

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A visit to the estate I was brought up beside to investigate how community architecture has been used successfully to solve its problems.

A visit to the estate I was brought up beside to investigate how community architecture has been used successfully to solve its problems.

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  • 1. Community Architecture Snow Hill, Bath
  • 2.  
  • 3. Layout
    • Nine Houses
    • Chelsea, Dover, Walcot, Myrtle, Inman, Cathcart, Longacre, Snow Hill and Berkeley
    • Myrtle House renamed as Saffron Court prior to private sale – now housing association
    • Whole area along the London Road named after parts of London – Hanover, Piccadilly, Chelsea.
  • 4. Chelsea Walcot Dover Myrtle / Saffron Court Inman Cathcart Long Acre Snow Hill House Berkeley
  • 5. Background
    • Award winning Estate –Civic Trust Award
    • Decline in community and some architectural decay in 1980s
    • Community Architecture used effectively
    • Shift from selected coucil tenants to housing for the homeless noticeable
  • 6. The problem estate?
    • Bath has a good reputation but attracts social problems like any other city
    • Majority housed in two areas – Snow Hill and Twerton
    • Problems were antisocial, issues of fly tipping and use of open spaces.
  • 7.  
  • 8. The Solution 1. Identity – through colour
  • 9. 2. Defensible Space = pride
  • 10. Even at the rear of some blocks
  • 11. In some case this meant new access arrangements [front of same block]
  • 12. 3. Removal of through access Stair well to all Landings to provide ‘ramped access’ Now replaced with Individual steps Communal laundry lost
  • 13. 4. New Facilities
    • Entry phones and concierge service
    • Play park reworked
  • 14. Social
    • Centralised recycling facility
    • Community Centre
  • 15. Synthesis
    • Change in Government policy + unsuccessful privatisation
    • Identity through colour
    • Defensible Space
    • Removal of through access
    • New Facilities
    • = SUCCESSFUL
    • Photos – Mark OLLIS

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