Tue 17/05/22, 9.30am–12.30pm
Related Events: Building Homes
An all-round introduction to housing design, from how a development links to the wider community through to how a home is designed.
10.00 Welcome & Overview – Why does housing design matter?
- Understand the importance of home design and how it fits into good placemaking. Setting home design in context, looking at challenges and trends, Tom Copley (GLA)
Key characteristics of good housing design - Exploring the three key levels of housing development – relationship to the wider neighbourhood, the parts of a development and the design of the home.
10.15 Wider – Relating a development to the neighbourhood knitting the development into the wider physical, social and economic context, Esther Kurland (UDL)
- Case Study – Wider Level: Hackney Gardens, LB Hackney, Charles Jabre (DLA Architecture)
10.45 Site – How can the parts of a development work together well? Looning at types and tenures, outside and inside spaces focussing on design for people, recycling and waste, Kruti Patel (Metropolitan Workshop)
- Case Study – Site level: Beechwood Mews, LB Barnet, Phil Hamilton (Peter Barber Architects)
11.10 Home – Understanding aspects of good design in the home environment, Mellis Haward (Archio Ltd.)
- Case Study – Home level: Sutherland Road, Walthamstow, Kim Walker (Levitt Bernstein)
11.40 Annotation Exercise
- Practical exercise in breakout groups annotating drawings to explore learning on the three levels of design, feeding back to the wider group.
12.20 Bringing design to life
- Understand how the principles are used in practice within policy and guidance to deliver homes and places fit for London, and how these are being embedded in projects funded by the GLA, Elliot Kemp (GLA) & Alison Mayer (GLA)
12.45 Wrap up & Close