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Author Costa Santos, Sandra, author

Title Home and community : lessons from a modernist housing scheme / Sandra Costa Santos, Nadia Bertolino, Stephen Hicks, Camilla Lewis and Vanessa May
Published Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018
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Contents Home and community: Issues of public concern at the turn of the 1960s in Scotland -- Claremont Court housing scheme: Home and community design -- Spatial home-making in Claremont Court: negotiating the ideal modern home -- Exploring the construction of atmospheres in Claremont Court housing scheme -- Belonging at Claremont Court: The relational, material and temporal dimensions of 'community' -- Home and community: Lessons from Claremont Court
Summary "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."--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed May 14, 2018)
Subject Spence, Basil, Sir, 1907-1976.
Claremont Court (Housing project : Edinburgh, Scotland)
Architecture and society -- Scotland -- Edinburgh.
Architecture, Domestic -- Philosophy.
Belonging (Social psychology) -- Scotland -- Edinburgh.
Group identity -- Scotland -- Edinburgh.
Edinburgh (Scotland) -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Form Electronic book
Author Bertolino, Nadia, author
Hicks, Stephen, author
Lewis, Camilla, author
May, Vanessa, author
ISBN 1351041681 (electronic bk.)
9781351041683 (electronic bk.)