Housing Skills: Reviewing Housing Design – 10 September 2015

Urban Design London (UDL) have some free spaces available for the above event.

The event will take place in Palestra, 197 Blackfriars Road and will start at 9:15 with registration and should finish by 13:00.

If you would like to book a place please send UDL an email.

This year’s Housing Design Awards, the 67-year -old Government-led programme rewarding innovation from teams of developers and local authorities, received brilliant entries addressing themes that offer the capital a chance of adding good quality new homes; senior housing; estate regeneration; infill; and acceptable models for intensifying suburbia.

This seminar will hear from the teams behind shortlisted and winning designs. Each will pick out the key ideas that drove successful designs and which could be borrowed for other applications to come.

Agenda

09:15   Coffee & Registration

09:30   Introduction from Chair and Housing Design Awards judge, David Birkbeck

09:45   Senior Housing – Two Sides of the Same Coin, John Nordon & Clare Cameron

Pegasus Life won 2 Housing Design Awards and was shortlisted for all of its 4 entries this year, a record for any developer. Here its design director John Nordon describes the developer design ethos and how it differs.

Extra Care in London Borough of Merton: Architects PRP have won more design awards for Extra Care than any other consultant. Clare Cameron of PRP explains the designs of a string of affordable schemes built for a Merton council SPV.

10:50   Questions

11:00   Break

11:15   A Template for Estate Regeneration, Seth Rutt

London Borough of Camden won an HAD award for its proposals for Agar Grove, a scheme which supplies about 20% more homes than might be expected through its procurement model. Architect Seth Rutt of Hawkins Brown will explain the design and decanting model.

11:50   Balancing Suburban Expectation with the need for more Homes, John Muir

The redevelopment of Barnet College on the edge of Graeme Park in Colindale expected about 250 large family homes. It got 200 and nearly the same again in apartments, without ruining the context. John Muir of architects HTA will explain the trick of getting urban density in low and medium rise development.

12.25   Making Infill Acceptable, Ken Rorrison

London is full of sites with too many issues for many to take on, in particular the compromise of the privacy and amenity of those already living there. Copper Lane in Clissold Park, Hackney is a classic hold in a perimeter block. So after numerous applications were refused, how did architects secure permission for London’s largest custom-build development in a decade? Ken Rorrison of architects Henley Halebrown Rorrison looks at how you avoid compromising the existing householders.

12:50   Questions

13:00   Close

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