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WINNER: Dujardin Mews by Karakusevic Carson with Maccreanor Lavington has won a 2017 RIBA London Award from the Royal Institute of British Architects.

Dujardin Mews is the first council-led, social housing delivered by the local borough of Enfield in 40 years. Forming the first phase of the wider regeneration of Ponders End, it provides replacement homes for residents of the nearby Alma Estate.

The project achieves its ambition to maximize the site while respecting the local townscape and delivers high quality, exemplar housing for Enfield and the local community. The housing is laid out as a new street, connecting existing pedestrian flows and paving the way for new connections. The slim site provoked the rotation of houses on one side of the street so that they are wide and shallow. This has produced an interesting house type which benefits the street by providing variation and a new rhythm. Externally, high-quality brick, carefully considered elevations and clever planning for bikes and bins, makes for an ordered street with a sense of home. Inside, the apartments and houses are generous and well planned, with each room just the size it needs to be for its use.

Enfield demonstrated that they played a critical role as client in the success of the project. Their willingness to invest in quality, their openness to the design team's expertise and communication with the local community and prospective tenants is commendable.

Photo credit:Mark Hadden
#RIBAAwards #architecture #architects #building #design #archilovers #london #enfield #socialhousing #maccreanorlavington #karakuseviccarson

Copacabana Palace | Sharing some more pictures from my long term project |
Even knowing very well that squatting is illegal some of the people from “Jambalaya” (Copacabana Palace) try to make out of their occupied home a livable place. The people here are great recyclers. Mostly all furniture like sofas, tables, chairs, beds and lamps left from the middle class on the streets will find here still a good use. Often they collect it themselves or buy from street vendors for little money or installed monthly payments.

The UN reported that more than one Billion people of the world`s residents live in inadequate housing, mostly in the sprawling slums and squatter settlements in developing countries.
The Habitat Agenda, Paragraph 60 gives the precise explanation what is to be considered to be an adequate shelter and not only a roof over one ́s head. An adequate shelter/roof should provide basic infrastructures like water, power, sewerage systems, safety, security, and easy access to health, education, and work.
What the world doesn’t see while Brazil going through an important financial and political crisis and spent billions on infrastructure to attract global sports events over the last decade, last for the Olympics, is that millions of people are living in grossly inadequate housings or favelas. As per the official numbers from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, it is estimated that there are 1,8 million homeless people in #Brazil. "Copacabana Palace", an ironically named series of condominiums in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro (better known in the area as Jambalaya as per a TV-Show or Carandiru as per the State Prison in Sao Paulo), houses more than 300 homeless families. Built more than 30 years ago, construction on this complex was never finished and has since become #brazil #rio #riodejaneiro #southamerica #socialhousing #housingprogramm #elections #minhacasa #minhavida #copacababana_palace #homeless #Jambalaya #needs #politics #squatters #squatting #semteto #semterras

Dunbridge House, Denmead House, Charchot House, Winchfield House and Binley House, Alton West, by the Housing Divison of the LCC Architect's Department; designed in 1952-53, built in 1955-58. Grade II* listed. Ian Nairn: "In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king and Roehampton is just that." (Nairn's London, 1966) He was, unusually, wrong. Elain Harwood: "The slabs highlighted the divergence between the New Humanists or Empiricists, represented by Portsmouth Road [Alton East], and the rigorous honesty of Brutalism." She is, as usual, right. (Space Hope and Brutalism, 2015) #lccarchitectsdepartment #colinlucas #billhowell #johnpartridge #stanleyamis #johnkillick #altonestate #altonwest #brutalism #brutalist #brutalistarchitecture #brutalist_architecture #brutal_architecture #newbrutalism #betonbrut #rawconcrete #concrete #modernism #modernmovement #modernistarchitecture #midcenturyarchitecture #londonarchitecture #architecture #slabblock #housing #socialhousing #roehampton #wandsworth #london #nofilter

The main facade of Peakhurst Apartments stretches along Lawrence Street, employing dark bricks to frame the horizontal extents, with lighter bricks elevating the vertical pavilion forms, cantilevering over the street entrances.
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A collaboration with St George Community Housing; Construction by Gledhill Constructions; Photography by simonanders.com
#sgch #affordablehousing #socialhousing #apartment #brick #thinkbrick #architecture #interiordesign #dkoarchitecture #dkointeriors

Paincuit, Evreux, Nogent-le-Rotrou #sculpture #socialhousing

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Alexandra Road Estate; Rowley Way, Camden. Neave Brown of Camden Council’s Architecture Department; 1972-78. Definitely one of my favourite estates in London. See the brilliant Municipal Dreams blog for much greater detail.⠀
#barbican_fan #brutalist #brutalism #modernarchitecture #modernism #modernist #londonarchitecture #urban #urbandesign #building #architecture #archilovers #archiporn #architecturelovers #lookup #architecture_hunter #arquitectura #betonbrut #concretelovers #london #housing #concrete #urbanplanning #housingestate #councilflats #camden #alexandraroad #socialhousing #postwararchitecture #postwar

Dunbridge House, Denmead House, Charchot House, Winchfield House and Binley House, Alton West, by the Housing Divison of the LCC Architect's Department; designed in 1952-53, built in 1955-58. Grade II* listed. Ian Nairn: "In the country of the blind the one-eyed man is king and Roehampton is just that." (Nairn's London, 1966) He was, unusually, wrong. Elain Harwood: "The slabs highlighted the divergence between the New Humanists or Empiricists, represented by Portsmouth Road [Alton East], and the rigorous honesty of Brutalism." She is, as usual, right. (Space Hope and Brutalism, 2015) #lccarchitectsdepartment #colinlucas #billhowell #johnpartridge #stanleyamis #johnkillick #altonestate #altonwest #brutalism #brutalist #brutalistarchitecture #brutalist_architecture #brutal_architecture #newbrutalism #betonbrut #rawconcrete #concrete #modernism #modernmovement #modernistarchitecture #midcenturyarchitecture #londonarchitecture #architecture #slabblock #housing #socialhousing #roehampton #wandsworth #london #nofilter

BC has among the highest poverty rates in Canada. Let's make sure everyone can have a safe and affordable home. #socialhousing #britishcolumbia #poverty #YVR #makehousingcentral #affordablehousing #vancouver #coophousing #vancity #humanrights #letstalkhousing #follow #housing #education

Hotel Europe, Vancouver. Just like a mini flatiron building in NYC. A triangular shape building at the heart of Gastown. It's also the first reinforced concrete building in Canada. Transformation from hotel to social housing. #socialhousing #hotel #hoteleurope #flatiron #vancouver #gastown #archilover #architecture #architectureporn #architecturephotography #concrete #heritagebuilding

On May 20th, NYCxDesign Award Ceremony and the ICFF Kick-off Party recognized outstanding design! #dattnerarchitects #socialhousing #nycarchitecture #nycxdesignawards

Copacabana Palace | Sharing some more pictures from my long term project |
Even knowing very well that squatting is illegal some of the people from “Jambalaya” (Copacabana Palace) try to make out of their occupied home a livable place. The people here are great recyclers. Mostly all furniture like sofas, tables, chairs, beds and lamps left from the middle class on the streets will find here still a good use. Often they collect it themselves or buy from street vendors for little money or installed monthly payments.

The UN reported that more than one Billion people of the world`s residents live in inadequate housing, mostly in the sprawling slums and squatter settlements in developing countries.
The Habitat Agenda, Paragraph 60 gives the precise explanation what is to be considered to be an adequate shelter and not only a roof over one ́s head. An adequate shelter/roof should provide basic infrastructures like water, power, sewerage systems, safety, security, and easy access to health, education, and work.
What the world doesn’t see while Brazil going through an important financial and political crisis and spent billions on infrastructure to attract global sports events over the last decade, last for the Olympics, is that millions of people are living in grossly inadequate housings or favelas. As per the official numbers from the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics, it is estimated that there are 1,8 million homeless people in #Brazil. "Copacabana Palace", an ironically named series of condominiums in the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro (better known in the area as Jambalaya as per a TV-Show or Carandiru as per the State Prison in Sao Paulo), houses more than 300 homeless families. Built more than 30 years ago, construction on this complex was never finished and has since become #brazil #rio #riodejaneiro #southamerica #socialhousing #housingprogramm #elections #minhacasa #minhavida #copacababana_palace #homeless #Jambalaya #needs #politics #squatters #squatting #semteto #semterras

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