Home and Community: Lessons from a Modernist Housing Scheme

Costa Santos, Sandra, Bertolino, Nadia, May, Vanessa, Hicks, Stephen and Lewis, Camilla (2018) Home and Community: Lessons from a Modernist Housing Scheme. Routledge Focus . Routledge. ISBN 9781138488137 (In Press)

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Abstract

This book explores the connections between architecture, home and community. It is based on the empirical examination of domestic experiences in a post-war modernist housing scheme: Claremont Court in Edinburgh, designed by Basil Spence. Offering a novel cross-disciplinary approach, it broadens our understanding of home and community by showing how residents create homes and articulate a sense of belonging, which is inescapably bounded by architecture.

The first part of the book explains the relevance of Claremont Court through a cross-disciplinary reading from both an architectural and a socio-cultural perspective. The second part explores the domestic experiences of the current residents. The final part further develops the relationship between architecture, home and community, offering valuable insights for current debates on housing, home and community.

A must-read for researchers from architecture, urban studies and the social sciences with an interest in housing. The book also provides ideas for conducting interdisciplinary research using a combination of text-based and visual methods.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: K100 Architecture
K200 Building
L300 Sociology
L500 Social Work
L600 Anthropology
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Architecture and Built Environment
Depositing User: Sandra Costa Santos
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2018 09:34
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2018 16:30
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/33066

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