Byker Housing

Byker Housing
   The Byker Housing project in Newcastle (1968) was a pioneering example of community architecture. It was designed by Ralph Erskine (b. 1914), a Swedish-based Scottish architect who believed that potential users of buildings should be consulted at the design stage. In order to establish direct contact with the future residents, Erskine established an office in the area earmarked for demolition and renewal. Local residents were encouraged to visit the design team during the sketch planning and detail design stages. Regular formal liaison and progress meetings between tenants and architects were also held. The project office effectively served as a local community centre. The new housing produced by this consultation process is uncom-promisingly modern, mostly low-rise, informally planned, and built with traditional materials.
   See also: housing

Encyclopedia of contemporary British culture . . 2014.

Игры ⚽ Поможем решить контрольную работу

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Byker — is an inner city electoral ward in the city of Newcastle upon Tyne in Tyne and Wear, England. It is in the east of the city, south of the Heaton area and north of St Peter s. Byker Metro station serves the area. The area also contains the Byker… …   Wikipedia

  • Byker Wall — The Byker Wall is the name given to a long unbroken block of 620 maisonettes in the Byker district of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The block was designed by the notable architect Ralph Erskine assisted by Vernon Gracie, and was built in the mid… …   Wikipedia

  • Newcastle upon Tyne — This article is about the English city. For other uses, see Newcastle. Coordinates: 54°58.440′N 1°36.792′W / 54.974°N 1.6132°W / 54.974; 1 …   Wikipedia

  • Ralph Erskine (architect) — for most of his life. Upbringing and influences Erskine was born in 1914, in Monliaws, Northumberland, but spent his childhood in Mill Hill in the London Borough of Barnet (North London). His parents were socialists, adherents of the Fabian… …   Wikipedia

  • Council house — For other uses, see Council house (disambiguation). Council houses at Hackenthorpe, South Yorkshire A council house, otherwise known as a local authority house, is a form of public or social housing. The term is used primarily in the United… …   Wikipedia

  • Calvin College — Infobox University name = Calvin College motto = My heart I offer to you, Lord, promptly and sincerely. free label = Tagline free = Minds in the Making established = 1876 type = Private Christian College faculty = 315 president = Gaylen J. Byker… …   Wikipedia

  • Labour Party (UK) — Labour Party …   Wikipedia

  • Heaton, Newcastle — Infobox UK Wards WardName= North Heaton 1stCouncillor= Doreen Huddart| 1stParty= Liberal Democrats| 2ndCouncillor= Karen Robinson| 2ndParty= Liberal Democrats| 3rdCouncillor= Greg Stone 3rdParty= Liberal DemocratsInfobox UK Wards WardName= South… …   Wikipedia

  • Park Hill, Sheffield — Park Hill is a council housing estate in Sheffield, England. Designed by Jack Lynn and Ivor Smith and built between 1957 and 1961, the deck access scheme, inspired by Le Corbusier s Unité d Habitation and the Smithsons unbuilt schemes, most… …   Wikipedia

  • History of Newcastle upon Tyne — The history of Newcastle upon Tyne dates back almost 2,000 years, during which it has been controlled by the Romans, the Saxons and the Danes amongst others. Originally known by its Roman name Pons Aelius , the name Newcastle has been used since… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”